High-temperature properties of joint interface of VPS-tungsten coated CFC

S. Tamura, X. Liu, Kazutoshi Tokunaga, Y. Tsunekawa, M. Okumiya, N. Noda, N. Yoshida

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Tungsten coated carbon fiber composite (CFC) is a candidate material for the high heat flux components in fusion reactors. In order to investigate the high-temperature properties at the joint interface of coating, heat load experiments by using electron beam were performed on VPS-tungsten coated CX-2002U samples. After the heat load test for 3.6 ks at 1400 °C, tungsten-rhenium multilayer (diffusion barrier for carbon) at the joint interface of coating was observed clearly. But, at the temperatures above 1600 °C, the multilayer was disappeared and a tungsten carbide layer was formed in the VPS-tungsten coating. At the temperatures below 1800 °C, the thickness of this layer logarithmically increased with increasing its loading time. At 2000 °C, the growth of the tungsten carbide layer was proportional to the square root of loading time. These results indicate that the diffusion barrier for carbon is not expected to suppress the carbide formation at the joint interface of the VPS-tungsten coating above 1600 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-716
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3 PART A
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2004
EventProceedings of the 11th Conference on Fusion Research - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Dec 7 2003Dec 12 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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