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Tungsten – an overview on processing and fusion applications

International Seminars of Frontiers in Materials Science UPM-CIE Moncloa


Title: Tungsten – an overview on processing and fusion applications

Date: Monday 7th April at 09:30

Place (NEW LOCATION): Salón Blanco, 1st floor. E.T.S. Civil Engineering

Speaker: Michael Rieth

Free admission

Tungsten is an extreme material. Of all metals it has, for example, the highest melting point, the lowest thermal expansion coefficient and the lowest vapour pressure. But tungsten has significant drawbacks which prevent its use for typical structural applications. With the advance of nuclear fusion technology the need for exceptional high heat flux components arose. And therefore, many generic designs of cooling components have been proposed which make extensive use of tungsten as armour, but also as structural material.

Esta presentación ofrece una visión general de las propiedades básicas del wolframio, su uso más común. Se hablará de las rutas comerciales de producción y técnicas de procesamiento de las propiedades de este material y su aplicación. También veremos que el wolframio no se puede utilizar fácilmente para estructuras de refrigeración u otras aplicaciones estructurales, especialmente en un entorno de la fusión nuclear. Para ilustrar algunos de los peores problemas, se analizarán y evaluará diferentes diseños del desviador.

Further information and contact details:
Dr. José Ygnacio Pastor, Organizer and Coordinator Scientific
Department of Material Science. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
E.T.S. Civil Engineering, First Floor. Profesor Aranguren Road, E28040–Madrid
T. (+34) 913 366 684. F. (+34) 913 366 680. jypastor@mater.upm.es

Tag: Materials for the Future    Source: CEI Campus Moncloa

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