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Radiation damage in high temperature superconductors

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The high field strengths generated by high temperature superconductors make it possible to dramatically reduce the size and cost of future fusion reactors. But can these revolutionary materials withstand constant bombardment by irradiation in a fusion reactor? This project will use molecular dynamics simulations to study how atomic displacements by bombarding ions modify the atomic structure and how this may degrade their superconductivity.

This project is part funded by Tokamak Energy (https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk).
Effective start/end date5/04/185/04/19