Plasma Surface Interactions: Predicting the Performance and Impact of Dynamic PFC Surfaces

Release Date: 12 September 2018

Lead Investigator

Brian Wirth

Research Organization

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The objective of this project is to develop, and integrate, high-performance simulation tools capable of predicting plasma facing component (PFC) operating lifetime and the impact of the evolving surface morphology and composition of tungsten-based PFCs on plasma contamination, including the dynamic recycling of fuel species and tritium retention, in future magnetic fusion devices.