In order to evaluate the applicability of toughened, fine-grained, recrystallized (TFGR)-W to tokamak edge plasma environment, two TFGR-W specimens (TFGR-W 1.1wt%TiC and TFGR-W 3.3wt%TaC) were exposed to 31 identical ohmic discharges in the TEXTOR tokamak by means of a limiter lock system. The highest surface temperature reached was about 1300 °C. Under these temperature conditions, the bulk microstructure and dispersoids distribution of both TFGR-W remained intact, suggesting that these TFGR-W tungsten materials have sufficient stability under these plasma loading conditions. The erosion of TiC dispersoids on the surface was enhanced by plasma exposure above 1150 °C, while such enhanced erosion was not observed for TaC dispersoids probably due to the higher melting temperature of Ta than Ti.
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
|Event||14th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, PFMC 2013 - Julich, Germany|
Duration: May 13 2013 → May 17 2013
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics