Surface compositional study of Be and T contaminated CFC tiles from JET

Sehila Maria Gonzalez de Vicente, Inge Uytdenhouwen, J.P. Coad, Wouter Van Renterghem, Sven Van den Berghe, Guido Van Oost, Vincent Massaut

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    In fusion devices, in the region next to high temperature plasma, material could be eroded from plasma-facing materials in one location and is transported to other, sometimes remote, locations throughout the device. These plasma-created materials are so-called mixed materials. Previous studies on JET samples have shown that compositional changes in the depth profiles of the mixed-material surfaces can be correlated to the operational history of the machine. SEM and detailed EDX analysis of CFC Be and T contaminated samples coming from the JET divertor (shutdown 2007) have been carried out in the SCKCEN hot cell facilities. The main aim of these measurements is to have a clear image of the erosion/deposition pattern in those samples for each element. The processes for material migration and the morphology of the deposits are discussed. XPS/AES measurements will also be carried out to understand the possible compound processes, mainly focussed on Be2C formations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)647-650
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Feb 2011
    EventICFRM14 2009 - 14th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials - Japan - IAEA, Sapporo
    Duration: 7 Sep 200912 Sep 2009

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