Method for increasing the concentration of tritiated water

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract A  leading  European  fusion  laboratory  has  developed  a  method  for  increasing  the  concentration  of  tritiated  waste  water  whilst  reducing  the  volume.  The  process  involves electrolysing the tritiated waste water and then humidifying the evolved gas to reintroduce the tritium into the waste water. […]

Nanofluids For Improved Heat Transfer

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Research is underway into the use of nanofluids to improve the cooling of surfaces within fusion reactors that are exposed to extreme heat fluxes. Nanofluids are a mixture of liquids (typically water) with nanoparticles (<100nm) in a concentration that is usually less than […]

First-wall component for a nuclear fusion reactor

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract A leading European research institution, FZ Jülich, has developed a first-­‐wall (i.e. plasma‐facing) composite component for use in a nuclear fusion reactor. The component comprises a fibre­‐reinforced graphite heat shield with a lead­‐through that contains a CuCrZr alloy cooling tube. The component is […]

Cellular Neural Networks (CNNs) for data processing

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The renowned Università di Catania has developed a hardware system for real-­time image processing in the JET tokamak. Based on the Falcon architecture, the Cellular Neural Networks (CNN) implementation relies on a hardware system with intrinsic parallelism that can provide real-­time data processing […]

Hydrogen Permeation Barriers

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The Research Centre Juelich has gained substantial expertise in the development, preparation and characterization of hydrogen permeation barriers. In the fusion domain, such coatings are needed to limit losses of Tritium to the environment. Promising laboratory experiments have been conducted. A partner is […]

Prevention of Parasitic Oscillations in Electron Beam Tubes

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The  innovation  relates  to  a  device  for  preventing  parasitic  oscillations  in  electron beam  tubes.  It  comprises  a  beam  tunnel subject  to  an  axial  static  magnetic  field.  The  tunnel  is  equipped  with  ceramic  and  metal rings arranged alternately in the axial direction. These rings yield a […]

Mono-block cooling device component

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The   invention  is  a  cooling  device component in a mono‐block design comprising a plasma facing material (PFM) heat shield made from tungsten, a tungsten alloy, a graphitic material or a carbidic material which is provided with a through-­‐hole. A cooling pipe for carrying […]

Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs)

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract A functionally graded transition between two materials with different material properties like thermal expansion increases the reliability of the connection between the two materials and provides the ability to control deformation, dynamic response, wear, corrosion, etc. FGMs can be used to connect many […]

Improved Carbon Fibre Composite

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The technology presented is a novel carbon  fibre  composite  structure  with a substantially reduced erosion rate when used on surfaces subjected to heating by high velocity particle flows. The innovation  relates  to  the  arrangement  of  the  sewing  and  web  fibres  while  maintaining the […]

Numerical Simulation of Materials Performance Under Thermal Loads

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The objective is to provide a method for thermal and thermo-­mechanical simulations of stresses in materials exposed to stationary and transient heat load. The Research Centre Juelich has gained substantial expertise in calibrating simulations on the basis of the Finite Elements Method that […]