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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
Research group:
Processing of Advanced Materials
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Materials
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Funding agency for:
Gareth Thomas
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:f8ba1ae1-f303-4c32-877e-dca421a3cb5c
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ora:4027

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