(FT/1-4Rb) Status and Key Issues of Reduced Activation Martensitic Steels as the Structural Materials of ITER Test Blanket Module and Beyond

H. Tanigawa1), K. Shiba1), T. Hirose1), R. Kasada2), E. Wakai1), S. Jitsukawa1), A. Kimura2), A. Kohyama2)
1) Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, 319-1195 Japan
2) Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, 611-0011 Japan

Abstract.  The status of research and development (R&D) of reduced activation martensitic steels (RAMs) in Japan are reviewed and key issues suggested from recent achievements in Japan since the last conference are highlighted, with the aim of the fabrication for the ITER Test Blanket Module (TBM) and application for the DEMO reactor. It was pointed out that international collaboration would be desirable for research on key issues such as precipitate stability under irradiation or Ta effects which are common for all RAMs and require an extensive research effort.

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