Two young E2M scientists receive EUROfusion grants

This year two young scientists from E2M were successful in obtaining EUROfusion grants.

A EUROfusion Researcher Grant (ERG) was granted to Dr. Ou Pan and Alexander Feichtmayer received a EUROfusion Engineering Grant (EEG). With the research and engineering projects the grantees are addressing high priority areas within the EUROfusion roadmap.

Dr. Ou Pan
Highly dissipative divertor regime towards DEMO

Power exhaust is one of the most critical challenges in future fusion reactors, e.g. DEMO. The highly dissipative divertor regime in alternative divertor configurations is currently discussed as a potential solution for the power exhaust problem. However, predictive modelling for such a regime in future devices is still missing. Within his ERG, Ou Pan aims to predict the performance of the highly dissipative divertor regime in DEMO, utilizing numerical simulations based on experiments and modelling in present-day devices.

Alexander Feichtmayer, M.Sc.
Test technologies for the characterization of in situ irradiation effects under applied loading conditions

Among the technological challenges on the road to commercial fusion power, developing plasma-facing materials (PFMs) and components (PFCs) with sufficient longevity for a power-generating reactor’s first wall and divertor is one of the most critical. Yet, the quantitative evaluation of PFC designs is hindered by the lack of design-relevant data for irradiated materials specifically under combined synergetic loads. Within his EEG Alexander will develop and validate new tools and methodologies, to assess and predict the radiation-induced material changes occurring under loading conditions expected in a future fusion plant.

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