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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Marcos X. Navarro, Marziyeh Zamiri, Martin E. Griswold, John F. Santarius, Gerald L. Kulcinski, Max Lagally, Toshiki Tajima
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 6 | August 2019 | Pages 542-550
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1610317
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This research explores the performance of graphene as a coating for plasma-facing components (PFCs) in a nuclear fusion environment. Our recent studies have shown that graphene can act as a resistant layer against plasma exposure and ion bombardment. PFCs tend to develop surface morphologies that lead to mass loss of the wall material, potentially diminishing their lifetime and degrading plasma performance. We present a characterization of graphene-coated samples of W irradiated in the C-2W divertor. Energy analyzers were used to determine average ion fluxes to the samples on the order of 1018 D+/cm2. Two samples were exposed over 1210 plasma discharges. Raman spectroscopy showed that slow ions (30 < E < 100 eV) interact strongly with the graphene, introducing vacancies into the membrane (ID/IG ~ 0.7), making it possible to assess the limiting factors on such a coating’s lifetime. We also found that graphene slows down impurity deposition on the material surfaces due to graphene’s stable configuration and low surface energy. This first attempt at testing the coating in a large-scale fusion experiment aims to expand the possible wall candidates for PFCs.