Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 17, 2405080 (2022)

Regular Articles

Tensile Properties of CuCrZr Tube during Mass Production for the ITER Divertor Outer Vertical Target
Yohji SEKI, Makoto FUKUDA, Takeru SAKURAI and Koichiro EZATO
National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology, 801-1 Mukoyama, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193, Japan
(Received 10 January 2022 / Accepted 10 May 2022 / Published 22 June 2022)


The mass production of CuCrZr alloy - ITER Grade tubes for the ITER divertor outer vertical target (OVT) prototype and series production is now in progress as well as other material. It is required to manufacture the CuCrZr tube with the mechanical properties required by the design and with the grain growth suppressed in terms of prevention of water leakage and durability of electromagnetic load even after the completion of the OVT. Therefore, the mechanical properties are tested prior to a use for the OVT to confirm the mechanical properties and the quality during mass production of the CuCrZr tube. This paper reports the tensile properties, which are one of important mechanical properties required for the CuCrZr tubes used in the prototype and series production of the OVT. As the results of sampling inspection during the mass production, the CuCrZr tube was capable of meeting required values of the tensile properties even after the heat treatment simulated the solution annealing and aging in the PFU manufacturing.


ITER, divertor, outer vertical target, plasma facing component, CuCrZr

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.17.2405080


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