Comparative study regarding the sputtering yield of nanocolumnar tungsten surfaces under Ar+ irradiation

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Lopez Cazalilla , A , Cupak , C , Fellinger , M , Granberg , F , Szabo , P S , Mutzke , A , Nordlund , K , Aumayr , F & González-Arrabal , R 2022 , ' Comparative study regarding the sputtering yield of nanocolumnar tungsten surfaces under Ar+ irradiation ' , Physical Review Materials , vol. 6 , no. 7 , 075402 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.075402

Title: Comparative study regarding the sputtering yield of nanocolumnar tungsten surfaces under Ar+ irradiation
Author: Lopez Cazalilla, Alvaro; Cupak, Christian; Fellinger, Martina; Granberg, Fredric; Szabo, Paul S.; Mutzke, Andreas; Nordlund, Kai; Aumayr, Friedrich; González-Arrabal, Raquel
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria)
Faculty of Science
Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2022-07-14
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Physical Review Materials
ISSN: 2475-9953
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.075402
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346278
Abstract: Nanostructured tungsten has been proposed as a promising option for plasma facing materials in future fusion reactors, because compared to conventional tungsten it shows advantages such as a better radiation resistance and, in particular, a retardation of tungsten-fuzz growth. Besides these aspects, the sputtering yield of nanostructured tungsten under ion bombardment is of interest, since it would affect the atomic density of tungsten emitted into the fusion plasma, which leads to radiative heat losses. In this work, we present a multiscale approach for investigating the sputtering yield of nanocolumnar tungsten surfaces under 1 keV and 2 keV Ar irradiation. Our results cover experiments and also computational simulations, which operate either on the basis of the binary collision approximation and ray tracing or use a full molecular dynamics implementation. In our studied case, both computational approaches can predict the sputtering yield of nanocolumnar tungsten surfaces very well. In comparison to flat W, we observe a much reduced dependence on the ion incidence angle, similar as reported for conventional rough surfaces in literature. However, an additional global reduction of the sputtering yield was identified, which can be attributed to geometrical redeposition effects between the separated nanocolumns. These results support the applicability of nanocolumnar tungsten as a first wall coating.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
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