Sensors to measure hydrogen partial pressure in liquid metals

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Leading the research on liquid metal technology for breeding blankets in close collaboration with EUROfusion, ENEA Brasimone Research Centre (Italy) has developed a new type of sensor able to perform direct measurements of the hydrogen partial pressure in liquid metals, not considering contribution […]

Infrared thermography diagnostics for high temperature materials control

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract In magnetic confinement fusion machines, plasma-facing components are subjected to high heat fluxes that can cause damages. Based on many years of research works on magnetic confinement fusion at CEA, fusion experts developed a software suite for high-performance thermal imaging diagnostics. ThermaVIP platform […]

3-D Mesoscale Soft X-ray microtomography for low contrast biological or soft samples, with control of the X-ray range

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract ENEA Laboratories in Frascati developed this mesoscale soft X-ray microtomography for reconstructing the 3-D structure of small, pretty transparent to X-rays objects, with moderate spatial resolution and very low contrast, like biological samples. Commercial microtomographs are not suitable for this application due to […]

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 […]

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, […]

CeBr Scintillators

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Technology, know-­‐how, and expertise have been developed by a world-­‐renowned nuclear fusion organization within the field of CeBr (Cerium Bromide) Scintillators. These scintillators have been characterized to have a fast response time of less than 20ns and the energy resolution at 511keV is […]

Neutron-insensitive silicon ion detectors for NPA (Neutral Particle Analysis)

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract A leading European nuclear fusion institute has developed a thin silicon strip detector for 10‐1000 keV ions. The detector consists of an active silicon layer (5 µm thick for low‐energy ions, or 25 µm thick for detection of high-­‐energy ions) bonded to a […]

Optimum  grating  parameters  for  a  VUV  (vacuum  ultraviolet)  spectrometer

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The  object  of  the  invention  is  to  provide manufacturing parameters for a  holographic  diffraction  grating  on  a  concave  or  toroidal  surface,  which  is used as the single optical element in a VUV spectrometer with a flat detector. The spectrometer geometry is also defined alongside […]