Thermionic diode materials selection and performance for fusion reactor power applications

James F. Stubbins, James Paul Holloway

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Abstract

Materials selection and performance for thermionic diode application in fusion reactor systems is examined. The volumetric heating, atom displacement damage and He production due to neutron attenuation in four diode designs are calculated with ANISN-W and relevant kerma factors. The preferred design includes a graphite or silicon carbide first wall/susceptor, a refractory metal emitter and refractory metal collector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)858-863
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume122
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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