Additional funding for the lab

The project of the PCPW laboratory head Yury Gasparyan “The effect of helium and redeposited layers on the accumulation of hydrogen isotopes in the materials of thermonuclear installations” received additional funding from the Russian Science Foundation for two years. The work will be carried out jointly with the Department of Physical Problems of Materials Science of MEPhI and with the support of the Kurchatov Institute Research Center and the Julich Research Center (Germany). The project will continue to study the mechanisms of co-deposition of hydrogen with metals and investigate deuterium and helium’s behavior in promising “smart” tungsten alloys and brazed tungsten-steel joints. These materials are being considered for use in future fusion reactors (DEMO).