Publication in journal of Nuclear Materials
An important issue in the development of thermonuclear fusion reactors is the lifetime of the reactor wall. Bombardment by energetic ions and neutral particles from the plasma will lead to continuous erosion of the plasma-facing surface. Actual rate of erosion is governed by varyity of factors, such as surface roughness and angle of incidence. To obtain quantitative data, relevant for future reactor design, we studied sputter yield of Mo and varied surface roughness. In paper we investigated sputtering of Mo with keV deuterium ions in well defined laboratory condition. Findings were supported by 3D Monte-Carlo simulation in SDTrimSP-3D computer code.
Co-workers from the department Mitja Kelemen, Sabina Markelj and Primož Pelicon were working together with co-workers from department of surface engineering (F4), Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Istituto per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Plasmi CNR, Politecnico di Milano and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018 and 2019-2020 under grant agreement No 633053. Work was performed under EUROfusion WP PFC. Work received founding from Slovenian Research Agency (research core funding No. P2–0405) as well.
Virtual Seminar at the Accelerator
Our colleague Dr Sabina Markelj will give a virtual seminar entitled "Influence of defects of hydrogen isotope retention in tungsten: the role of ion channeling in these studies". The lecture is organized by the Centre for Micro Analysis of Materials (CMAM) at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Invitation to the Exhibition in the JSI Gallery
You are kindly invited to the exhibition "In the Kingdom of Roots", which can be viewed in the Gallery of the "Jožef Stefan" Institute until September 6, 2021.
Publication of Two Papers on the Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Colleagues from our lab have, together with colleagues from the National Institute of Chemistry, recently published two papers on the characterization of lithium-sulfur batteries using sulfur XES. The first one was published in the Applied Energy Materials, the second one in the Chemical Communications.