An overview on armor research for the laser fusion project HiPER

Alvarez Ruiz, Jesus and Garoz Gómez, David and Rivera de Mena, Antonio and Hontoria, R.S. and Gordillo Garcia, Nuria and Gonzalez Arrabal, Raquel and Perlado Martín, José Manuel (2011). An overview on armor research for the laser fusion project HiPER. In: "7th International conference on inertial fusion sciences and applications, IFSA 2011", 12/09/2011 - 16/09/2011, Bordeaux, Francia. pp..

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Title: An overview on armor research for the laser fusion project HiPER
Author/s:
  • Alvarez Ruiz, Jesus
  • Garoz Gómez, David
  • Rivera de Mena, Antonio
  • Hontoria, R.S.
  • Gordillo Garcia, Nuria
  • Gonzalez Arrabal, Raquel
  • Perlado Martín, José Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: 7th International conference on inertial fusion sciences and applications, IFSA 2011
Event Dates: 12/09/2011 - 16/09/2011
Event Location: Bordeaux, Francia
Title of Book: Proceedings of 7th International conference on inertial fusion sciences and applications, IFSA 2011
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Nuclear [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

During the current preparatory phase of the European laser fusion project HiPER, an intensive effort has being placed to identify an armour material able to protect the internal walls of the chamber against the high thermal loads and high fluxes of x-rays and ions produced during the fusion explosions. This poster addresses the different threats and limitations of a poly-crystalline Tungsten armour. The analysis is carried out under the conditions of an experimental chamber hypothetically constructed to demonstrate laser fusion in a repetitive mode, subjected to a few thousand 48MJ shock ignition shots during its entire lifetime. If compared to the literature, an extrapolation of the thermomechanical and atomistic effects obtained from the simulations of the experimental chamber to the conditions of a Demo reactor (working 24/7 at hundreds of MW) or a future power plant (producing GW) suggests that “standard” tungsten will not be a suitable armour. Thus, new materials based on nano-structured W and C are being investigated as possible candidates. The research programme launched by the HiPER material team is introduced.

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Item ID: 11756
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11756/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11756
Official URL: http://www.ifsa11.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Oct 2012 09:42
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 17:23
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