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Title: Fusion Materials Science and Technology Research Opportunities now and during the ITER Era

Several high-priority near-term potential research activities to address fusion nuclear science challenges are summarized. General recommendations include: 1) Research should be preferentially focused on the most technologically advanced options (i.e., options that have been developed at least through the single-effects concept exploration stage, Technology Readiness Levels >3), 2) Significant near-term progress can be achieved by modifying existing facilities and/or moderate investment in new medium-scale facilities, and 3) Computational modeling for fusion nuclear sciences is generally not yet sufficiently robust to enable truly predictive results to be obtained, but large reductions in risk, cost and schedule can be achieved by careful integration of experiment and modeling.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [8] ;  [9] ;  [10] ;  [9] ;  [11] ;  [12] ;  [13]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  3. General Atomics, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  4. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  5. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  6. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  7. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  8. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  9. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
  10. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  11. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  12. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  13. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1158488
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA--99590
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-3796; AT6020100
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Fusion Engineering and Design; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 7-8
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE