Functional materials (WP-15-PPPT-MAT)

Project coordinator: Prof. E.A. Kotomin

Duration: 2014-2020

Radiation resistant insulating materials are important components of the future fusion reactors, including elements of diagnostics, coating etc. Study of radiation damage in these materials are of special importance. In this project related to topic of MATERIALS in Eurofusion activities, we focus on several promising materials, first of all, Al2O3 (sapphire). Our activities (2014-2018) will combine first principles atomistic modeling of primary radiation defects and their basic properties, and the kinetics of radiation damage and metal colloid formation under powerful radiation.