Tungsten Alloy Accelerates Nuclear Fusion Reactor Research

It is reported from the overseas that US government scientists are creating a "jar stars" replicate the way the sun and other stars to generate energy through nuclear fusion on earth. If successful, the human beings will get inexhaustible energy, and no longer need to rely on fossil fuels to produce the electricity. That would be pretty wonderful.

With the continuous efforts of the international community, the physical feasibility of nuclear fusion reactor has been confirmed, including Tokamak type magnetic confinement controlled nuclear fusion research, the progress in this field has been fastest among the most mature technology.

Princeton Plasma Laboratory, US Department of Energy (abbreviated PPPL) physicists recently in the journal Nuclear Fusion published a paper which showed their research of new generation of nuclear fusion equipment plans. PPPL laboratory and England Kalam already have a spherical Tokamak. All these will provide ideas to help scientists design a new type of fusion device, as so to build further by a commercial fusion power plant generating electricity.

During researches, the selection of material has always been a key factor to whether the fusion energy could be developed or not. In fusion materials, it is a class of very important materials is plasma material, also known as coating materials. Tungsten alloy has been proved in research and development owing superior physical and chemical properties in a high-energy level, such as high melting point, high density, high density, low vapor pressure, good thermal conductivity and high strength, also stability enough not form a hydride with hydrogen. Therefore, tungsten alloy becomes a very rare coating material applied on the high-temperature flux components.

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