Carbon fiber composite targets for nuclear fusion technology: A focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope investigation

F. Ghezzi, Simone Magni, M. Milani, F. Tatti

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Carbon fiber composite (CFC) targets are investigated by a focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM) in a joint project aiming at the development of robust divertors in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). These mockups are exposed to a plasma that simulates the off-normal thermal loads foreseen for ITER and display a rich, puzzling impact scenario. Morphological elements are identified at the exposed surface and beneath it, and are examined in order to point out the relevant processes involved. Each technique adopted is discussed and evaluated. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254 - 260
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation

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