In situ in-reactor testing of fusion materials and components

Andrei Goussarov, Ludo Vermeeren, Benoît Brichard, Rudi van Nieuwenhove, Alberto Fernandez Fernandez, Hans Ooms, Marc Decréton, Francis Berghmans

    Research outputpeer-review


    Radiation hardness assurance for ITER is based on extensive radiation testing. To be representative, these tests must involve an in situ follow-up of the radiation induced changes. SCK•CEN - the Belgian Nuclear Research Center is operating different irradiation facilities with broad possibilities of environmental control and on-line instrumentation. We describe those facilities and outline several recently completed and on-going experiments to illustrate capabilities for testing under conditions relevant for ITER.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)819-822
    Journalfusion engineering and design
    StatePublished - Nov 2005

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