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Daniel Padrao

Doctoral Researcher,


Research Summary

Thermofluid Optimisation of AM High Heat Flux Components for Fusion

AM has been identified as a technology with significant potential applications in fusion, particularly for high temperature, high heat-flux components and development of the processing of refractory metals (e.g. W and Ta) has shown promise.

The aim of this PhD is to use AM to create new designs/concepts for plasma-facing components (PFCs) and to test metals in a nuclear fusion environment to find the ideal material to be used as a PFC.

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Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email: CfAM@nottingham.ac.uk