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Developing the Publication joint technique for Aluminum alloy

IMAGE: The schematic view of two sorts of heat removal component, traditional form and brand new kind, in a fusion reactor. The brand new type component is fabricated by using the multi-step brazing…
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Credit: National Institute for Fusion Science

The oxide dispersion strengthened copper alloy (ODS-Cu) is superior in thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, heat resistance and friction tolerance, etc. ). Even though the ODS-Cu can be expected to have different industrial uses, its joint with other materials is very difficult because of its inherent poor weldability. The research team of Dr. Masayuki Tokitani at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) has developed a very novel joint technique that enables us to fabricate virtually any part made of ODS-Cu. This technique leads to creating the efficient heat removal component to the fusion reactor.

Copper alloys, e.g. ODS-Cu and tungsten (W) are supposed to be utilized at the part for which the maximum heating operation is called for in a fusion reactor. This component is called”divertor”. High heat influx outcoming from high temperature plasma in a fusion reactor is obtained by the W armor of the divertor. The accepted renewable energy is then transferred into the cooling water through the ODS-Cu heat sink. For the traditional cooling arrangement, a cylindrical cooling flow path channel is machined in the heat sink. Lately, a new cooling arrangement is expected to improve the heat removal operation. The new structure has a rectangular shaped cooling flow path channel and V-shaped staggered ribs onto the top wall of the flow path (Fig. 1). In order to make the new structure, we have to seal the pre-processed cooling station with the lid made of ODS-Cu or stainless steel (SUS). Since this sealing must prevent any leakage of cooling air or water, the leak-tight joint procedure between ODS-Cu and ODS-Cu (ODS-Cu/ODS-Cu) and SUS and ODS-Cu (SUS/ODS-Cu) must be developed. Furthermore, following the new arrangement of the heat sink is got, we must joint the W armor tiles to it. This usually means that multi-step jointing should be asked to fabricate the only heat removal component.

In order to produce the new type of the heat removal component, the research team has developed an extremely novel joint technique called”Advanced Multi-Step Brazing (AMSB).” Generally, the”brazing” is a popular joint technique of two materials, as in these processes. First, a filler material is inserted into the joint interface of the two materials. Secondly, the whole arrangement is heated up to the melting temperature of the filler substance. Following the cooling phase of the heat therapy, Both substances are jointed by the a

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