Post mortem analysis of a tungsten coated tile from the outer divertor strike point region of ASDEX upgrade

Elżbieta Fortuna , Mariusz Andrzejczuk , Łukasz Ciupiński , Krzysztof Rożniatowski , Kazuyoshi Sugiyama , M. Mayer , Krzysztof Kurzydłowski


In the present study, the structure and the composition of co-deposited layers developed at the outer divertor strike point tile 1 in ASDEX Upgrade during three campaigns from 2009 to 2013 were examined. The samples were cut from representative locations which differed in received flux: private flux, strike point, the highest plasma fluence and “moderate" flux regions. High resolution scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (HRSTEM) combined with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and optical profilometry have been used to identify deposits composition and morphology as well as to assess coating degradation. The aim of the post-mortem analyses was the evaluation of materials mixing and evidence of plasma-induced damage. Our results confirm that the outer divertor of AUG is generally a net erosion region for tungsten, however, the strong deposition of eroded tungsten takes place close to the outer strike point (private flux region). The observations on cross-sections of the tungsten coatings revealed micro-cracks around the strike point region. These cracks are caused by thermal stresses due to periodic heating and cooling of the layer during ELMs.
Author Elżbieta Fortuna (FMSE / DMD)
Elżbieta Fortuna,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Mariusz Andrzejczuk (FMSE / DMD)
Mariusz Andrzejczuk,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Łukasz Ciupiński (FMSE)
Łukasz Ciupiński,,
- Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
, Krzysztof Rożniatowski (FMSE / DMD)
Krzysztof Rożniatowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Kazuyoshi Sugiyama - [Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik]
Kazuyoshi Sugiyama,,
, M. Mayer - [Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik]
M. Mayer,,
, Krzysztof Kurzydłowski (FMSE / DMD)
Krzysztof Kurzydłowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesNuclear Materials and Energy, ISSN 2352-1791
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in PolishErozja, Redepozycja, Popielnik, Mikroskopia elektronowa, ASDEX, Trwałość PFCs
Keywords in EnglishErosion; Re-deposition; Divertor; Electron microscopy; ASDEX-Upgrade; PFCs lifetime
ASJC Classification2104 Nuclear Energy and Engineering; 2501 Materials Science (miscellaneous); 3106 Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 07-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 07-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.993
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