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Reference Number EP/C510828/1
Title Development of Reduced Activation Ferritic Steels for Fusion Applications
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor R Faulkner
No email address given
Inst of Polymer Tech and Materials Eng
Loughborough University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2005
End Date 30 September 2008
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £277,217
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor R Faulkner , Inst of Polymer Tech and Materials Eng, Loughborough University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EURATOM/CCFE (0.000%)
Project Contact , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (0.000%)
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Abstract The research plans to investigate advanced, clean, easily disposable materials based on the ferritc iron structure for use in first wall fusion applications. The main problem with such materials is that they become brittle after irradiation at low temperatures. The main aim of the work is to establish the mechanism by which the ductile to brittle transition occurs in these alloys as a function of microstructual effects such as grain boundary character, grain size, composition, and precipitatedistribution. On the basis of this improved understanding, proposals will be possible to modify the heat treatment and composition of the materials so that they have better resistance to embrittlement. The effects of neutron irradiation at energies and temperatures typical of those in the first wall of the fusion reactor will be further taken into account in this study. The net result should be the introduction of an improved, safely disposable, ferritc steel for fusion applications
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