Synthesis of nanometric MoNbW alloy using self-propagating high- temperature synthesis

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Considering applications for plasma facing materials (PFM) in tokamak, the French laboratory LSPM has developed a new methodology for nanometric refractory tungsten alloys manufacruting with high homogeneity in composition. The originality of the invention consists in providing to the nanopowders interesting properties’ such […]

Toolbox for fast detection and tracking of dust particles in tokamaks

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Monitoring the dust within a tokamak is quite challenging: dust particles in the transitory state measure only few microns and despite their high thermal radiation are quite challenging to be characterized in terms of speed, acceleration and change of direction. For years the […]

Investigating radiation damage in materials using ion beams

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Considering the evolution of microstructures and material properties under extreme radiation conditions, the JANNuS facility has been developed at University Paris-Saclay that allow multi-scale modelling of radiation effects in materials with in situ observations of microstructure modifications. The versatility of conditions in terms […]

EIRENE code

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The EIRENE code has been developed within the nuclear fusion domain to solve the kinetic  transport  equations  of  neutral  particles  within  natural  gas  transport.  It  is  a  multiw species  code  that  simultaneously  solves  a  system  of  time  dependent  or stationary linear transport equations of almost arbitrary complexity.  EIRENE allows, in  a  flexible  manner,  […]

Diamond detector matrix

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract A 12-­‐pixels diamond based neutron spectrometer matrix has been built in a collaboration between the  two  CNR  institutes  IFP  (Institute  of  Plasma Physics,  Milan)  and  ISM  (Institute  of  the  Structure  of  Matter,  Rome).  The  spectrometer is equipped with fast electronics and digital acquisition, […]

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 […]