(Eds.) K. Abe, A. Kohyama, S. Tanaka, T. Muroga, C. Namba, S.J. Zinkle and D.K. Sze
Summary Report of Japan-US Joint Project (JUPITER-II) (FuY 2001-2006)
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Japan-US Collaboration, fusion reactors, blanket material, coolant chemistry, advanced blanket system, self-cooled liquid blanket, Flibe system, V alloy, MHD coatings, high-temperature gas-cooled blanket, SiC/SiC composites, blanket system modeling, multi-scale modeling
This report summarizes the scientific accomplishments achieved through the JUPITER-II Japan-US Collaboration Program. The JUPITER-II collaboration (Japan-USA Program of Irradiation/Integration Test for Fusion Research ?II) has been carried out through six years (2001-2006) under Phase 4 of the collaboration implemented by Amendment 4 of Annex I to the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)-DOE (United States Department of Energy) Cooperation. This program followed the RTNS-II Program (Phase 1: 1982-1986), the FFTF/MOTA Program (Phase 2: 1987-1994) and the JUPITER Program (Phase 3: 1995-2000).
The JUPITER-II collaboration was established to provide the scientific foundations for understanding the integrated behavior of blanket materials combinations operating under conditions characteristic of fusion reactors, including interactive neutron irradiation effects, high temperature coolant flow phenomena, heat and mass transport in blanket materials, and coolant chemistry and its interactions with surrounding materials. The scientific concept of this program is to study the key technology in macroscopic system integration for advanced blanket based on an understanding of the relevant mechanics at the microscopic level.