At the cutting-edge of technological development, we are placing ever more exacting demands on the performance of metallic components and so we need an ever increasing degree of control over the properties of our metallic materials.
Tungsten (W) is the primary material of choice to be used for plasma-facing components (first wall and divertor) because of its superior high-temperature properties, neutron irradiation resistance and low retention of implanted tritium.
University of Manchester & Lancaster University, North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre. Graphene NOWNANO is a recently established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Manchester in partnership with Lancaster University.
Background. The discovery of graphene and first studies of its electrical and optical properties initiated the search of other two-dimensional (2D) materials with the properties complementing those of graphene.