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Journal of Materials for Energy Systems

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 100–106 | Cite as

Ceramics for fusion devices

  • F. W. Clinard
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Abstract

Ceramics are required for a number of applications in fusion devices, among the most critical of which are magnetic coil insulators, windows for RF heating systems, and structural uses. Radiation effects dominate consideration of candidate materials, although good preirradiation properties are a requisite. Materials and components can be optimized by careful control of chemical and micro structural content, and application of brittle material design and testing techniques. Future directions for research and development should include further extension of the data base in the areas of electrical, structural, and thermal properties; establishment of a fission neutron/fusion neutron correlation including transmutation gas effects; and development of new materials tailored to meet the specific needs of fusion reactors.

Keywords

Loss Tangent Neutron Dose Fusion Device Fusion Neutron Fusion Application 
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© American society for metals 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. Clinard
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryMaterials Science and Technology DivisionLos Alamos

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