Fusion reactors: extreme materials, intense plasma wall interaction

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Imagine a fusion reactor: A hydrogen plasma, magnetically confined at 150 Million C that generates several GW of power. And imagine the harsh conditions in the reactor: erosion of surfaces due to plasma wall interaction, neutron damage, activation…. And the extreme material challenges in the design of the superconducting high-field magnets and the tritium breeding blanket. Extreme conditions, extreme materials, extreme challenges – extremely interesting.
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