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Effects of 30 keV Helium Irradiation on (110) Single Crystal Tungsten

L. M. Garrison, G. L. Kulcinski

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 64 / Number 2 / August 2013 / Pages 216-220

Materials Development / Proceedings of the Twentieth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE-2012) (Part 1), Nashville, Tennessee, August 27-31, 2012 /

Single crystal tungsten samples with orientation (110) were irradiated in the Materials Irradiation Experiment with normal incidence 30 keV He+ at 900 aC. Samples were mechanically polished and then electropolished with a KOH solution before irradiation to 3×1017 to 6×1018 He+/cm2. With increasing fluence sample surface pore size increased from ~20 nm to more than 100 nm. Mass loss also increased with fluence to a maximum of 15 g/m2 lost for the highest fluence sample.

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