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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
Shuhei Nogami, Takashi Nozawa, Daichi Kawai, Wenhai Guan, Akira Hasegawa
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 398-403
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1333822
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Because fatigue resistance is one of the most important issues for the blanket structural materials of the fusion reactor, the fatigue damage formation processes of the advanced SiC/SiC composite (Tyranno SA 3rd/CVI-SiC composite with SiC/C multilayer interphase) for fusion reactor applications were investigated. The fatigue tests of the SiC/SiC composite were successfully performed up to 105 cycles with no significant technical issues by using a small specimen test technique developed under the IFMIF/EVEDA. Based on the evaluation of the modulus change during the fatigue tests, the tensile loading was clarified to be a dominant factor for the degradation of the SiC/SiC composite.