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Advanced materials for plasma facing components in fusion devices

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This thesis describes the design, manufacture and characterisation of thick vacuum plasma sprayed tungsten (W) coatings on steel substrates. Fusion is a potentially clean, sustainable, energy source in which nuclear energy is generated via the release of internal energy from nuclei. In order to fuse nuclei the Coulomb barrier must be breached - requiring extreme temperatures or pressures – akin to creating a ‘star in a box’. Tungsten is a promising candidate material for future fusion reac...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Research group:
Processing of Advanced Materials
Oxford college:
Queen's College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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