Annual Scientific report 2018: Fusion Programme SCK-CEN

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    From 2014 to 2018 our engagement in the EUROfusion project was steadily growing as several Enabling Research projects and Irradiation Campaigns were awarded to SCK•CEN. Overall, this led to the strong increase of the participation of SCK•CEN in PPP-T work package and brought Belgium Association of Fusion Laboratories to become 7th largest EU contributor after KIT, ENEA, CCFE, CIEMAT, MPG and CEA. The first part of the irradiation campaign has started in 2017 and will be done by mid of 2018. By now, the main contribution of SCK•CEN is the assessment of the irradiation-induced changes in armour and heat sink materials. Over 2016-2018, a massive irradiation campaign, including extremely complex high temperature irradiation (up to 1200°C – what is expected as surface temperature on the first wall !) is now over. In 2019 and 2020, the work will be performed in collaboration with KIT (Karlsruhe), FZJ (Jülich) and NCSRD (Greek fusion association) to complete the post-irradiation examination cycle. The experience in high temperature irradiation and newly commissioned irradiation facilities will make BR2 reactor to play a major role in the assessment of the irradiation effects in the next frame of EFDA-EUROfusion project.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages91
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2019

    Publication series

    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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