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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 9, 3405136 (2014)

Regular Articles

Current Activities in the Interactive Joint Research at Tohoku University - Advanced Evaluation of Radiation Effects on Fusion Materials -
Hiroaki KURISHITA, Masahiko HATAKEYAMA, Minoru NARUI, Satoru MATSUO, Tatsuo SHIKAMA, Kohei TADA, Noriyasu OHNO1), Takao TAKEUCHI2), Yuji HATANO3), Masaki NISHIURA4), Yousuke NAKASHIMA5), Hideo WATANABE6), Kazutoshi TOKUNAGA6), Tomoaki HINO7), Yoshio UEDA8), Takeo MUROGA4), Akio SAGARA4) and Osamu KANEKO4)
International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Ibaragi 311-1313, Japan
Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047, Japan
Hydrogen Isotope Research Center, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-8555, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Kasuga 816-8580, Japan
Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871, Japan
(Received 26 November 2013 / Accepted 5 March 2014 / Published 17 September 2014)


International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science of the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (hereafter the “Center”) was founded in 1969 and has been playing a vital role as the joint-use research center in Japan to assess the dynamic and static effects of neutron irradiation on the physical and mechanical properties of a variety of structural and functional materials through the use of nuclear reactors in Japan and overseas. The Center is now also open to researchers overseas. As a new initiative, the Center started an interactive joint research scheme on nuclear fusion reactor engineering with the NIFS in fiscal 2010. The interactive joint research aims at pioneering inter-disciplinary fields that connect neutron reactor engineering with other nuclear fusion sciences, and at conducting activities primarily on the key research subjects through inter-research-center collaboration. For this, a TDS (Thermal Desorption Spectrometer) with an ion gun (IG-TDS) has been installed in the radiation controlled area at the Center. Development of a compact divertor plasma simulator (C-DPS) system that will be integrated with the IG-TDS apparatus is in progress. It is prospected that the Center could play a leading role in international collaborative studies of neutron irradiation effects on plasma material interaction, along with other major research institutes over the world.


interactive joint research, fusion reactor engineering, neutron irradiation, hydrogen isotope retention, plasma facing material, plasma material interaction, thermal desorption spectrometer, compact divertor plasma simulator

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.9.3405136


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Hiroaki KURISHITA, Masahiko HATAKEYAMA, Minoru NARUI, Satoru MATSUO, Tatsuo SHIKAMA, Kohei TADA, Noriyasu OHNO, Takao TAKEUCHI, Yuji HATANO, Masaki NISHIURA, Yousuke NAKASHIMA, Hideo WATANABE, Kazutoshi TOKUNAGA, Tomoaki HINO, Yoshio UEDA, Takeo MUROGA, Akio SAGARA and Osamu KANEKO, Plasma Fusion Res. 9, 3405136 (2014).