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DOE renews Portsmouth grant to Ohio University
The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has renewed a $2.5 million grant to Ohio University to support community redevelopment around the DOE’s Portsmouth Site. Since 2016, the DOE has provided a total of $8.2 million to the university for work with the communities.
The DOE grant, which began on October 1, will be administered over five years through September 30, 2027. A previous grant expired on September 30.
C. E. Kessel, D. Andruczyk, J. P. Blanchard, T. Bohm, A. Davis, K. Hollis, P. W. Humrickhouse, M. Hvasta, M. Jaworski, J. Jun, Y. Katoh, A. Khodak, J. Klein, E. Kolemen, G. Larsen, R. Majeski, B. J. Merrill, N. B. Morley, G. H. Neilson, B. Pint, M. E. Rensink, T. D. Rognlien, A. F. Rowcliffe, S. Smolentsev, M. S. Tillack, L. M. Waganer, G. M. Wallace, P. Wilson, S.-J. Yoon
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 886-917
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1610685
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Liquid metal (LM) plasma-facing components (PFCs) may provide a resolution to the challenging fusion environment, particularly the first wall and divertor surfaces. Transforming these concepts into viable technologies will require considerable research and development. With the fusion nuclear regime in mind, the Fusion Energy System Studies group examined LM PFCs in order to identify needed research thrusts that could accelerate their development and assess their viability. Liquid metal behavior, solid substrate aspects, and fusion facility integration aspects are examined, with concepts as the research focusing element. The concepts applied to a fusion nuclear device are the primary definer of the LM parameters, environmental conditions, and operational aspects. This forms the research strategy recommended for these complex systems.