Surface morphology and hydrogen isotope retention of W specimen melted with vertical displacement event-like heat load and subsequent deuterium (D) plasma exposure were studied. Applied heat loads using electron beam without raster scanning were about 190 and 230 MW/m2 in heat flux and 0.08, 0.12 and 0.16 s in duration. After the heat load application, specimens showed apparent melting spots with grain growth or dense micrometer scale convex structure. Cracks were observed only in the part with the convex structure. D retention in the melted part of specimens was not significantly larger than in the reference specimen despite large changes of surface characteristics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering