Sample morphology under different severe environments. Credit: Nature Communications (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-38000-y
A newly developed tungsten-based alloy that performs well in extreme environments similar to those in fusion reactor prototypes may help harness fusion energy.
“The new alloy shows promising resistance to irradiation resistance and stability under the high temperatures and extreme irradiation environments used to represent a fusion-reactor environment,” said Osman El Atwani, a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“The development of this alloy, and the agreement between modeling and experimentation that it represents, points the way toward the development of further useful alloys, an …