2016 Joint ICTP-CAS-IAEA School and Workshop on Plasma-Material Interaction in Fusion Devices

(The event has concluded. This web page serves as a record and it provides links to many of the presentations that were given in the school and workshop.)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly organize this school and workshop to be held in Hefei, China, hosted by the CAS Institutes of Plasma Physics (ASIPP) and of Solid State Physics (ISSP), from 18 to 22 July 2016. The event will be devoted to computational methods and their application for the study of plasma-material interaction processes in fusion devices and of related material properties. The schedule will feature lectures by international experts, exposure to some important codes, invited and contributed research talks, posters and discussion sessions, with good time available for personal interaction. The event will be conducted in English and we expect participants from around the world.

Dates: 18-22 July 2016

CAS Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Directors: See below.
Coordination: B. J. Braams (IAEA), G.-N. Luo (ASIPP) and C.-S. Liu (CAS ISSP).
ICTP Organizer: S. Scandolo.
ICTP Administrative support: Ms S. Fairclough, Ms P. Wardell.
Email: smr2855@ictp.it.
CAS Local support: Dr Xiaochun Li (xcli@ipp.ac.cn) and Dr Xuebang Wu (xbwu@issp.ac.cn).

ICTP Activity Website (event 7637, SMR2855).

Meeting photo (Monday 18 July 2016). Click to enlarge.

Conference Book.

ASIPP News item after the meeting.


ICTP Activity Announcement (A3 Poster).

BACKGROUND TO THE EVENT

The study of plasma-material interaction in fusion devices is devoted foremost to the twin topics of erosion and hydrogen (tritium) retention, and it is closely connected to the study of material microstructure and radiation damage. Basic computational methods include first-principles electronic structure calculations, classical molecular dynamics (MD), kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) and rate equation modeling, quantum transition state theory, and path integral approaches to hydrogen and defect migration, among other methods. The field has a strong interest in predictive simulations and also in simulations to support interpretation of experimental data. Relevant research is carried out in fusion and materials research institutes and in university departments of physics, chemistry and engineering science.

China has a strong and rapidly developing programme of fusion energy research. The principal experimental facilities are the HL-2A tokamak at SWIP in Chengdu and the EAST superconducting tokamak at ASIPP in Hefei, and there is a diverse programme of fusion theory and experiment distributed over more than 10 universities. In addition China has its ITER domestic programme and a vigorous design effort towards a Chinese Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) that is to be constructed in parallel with ITER. In connection with these facilities and with ITER construction and CFETR design there is in China a broad modelling effort for plasma-material interaction with interest in all relevant plasma-facing materials, from beryllium, carbon and tungsten to steel and liquid metals.

PURPOSE

The meeting will bring together researchers (lecturers, invited speakers and participants by application) from the areas of materials science and plasma-material interaction in connection with nuclear fusion. Participants should return from the meeting with a richer understanding of computational methods for study of plasma-material interaction processes and of the applications of these methods in fusion energy research.

The school and workshop is being held in China in order to take advantage of that country's rapidly growing expertise in modelling of fusion materials and plasma-material interaction and to promote interaction between younger Chinese scientists in particular and their international peers.

TOPICS

The school and workshop is devoted to computational methods and their application for the study of plasma-material interaction processes in fusion devices and of related material properties. Processes, methods and classes of simulations and data within the scope of the event include:

LECTURERS

PARTICIPANTS BY APPLICATION

The desired participants by application are young researchers at about the post-doc level working in the field of modelling and simulation of plasma-material interaction or of related materials processes and properties in connection with fusion energy research. Applications for participation are accepted through the ICTP webpage for this event. A scientific contribution (normally a poster, but some may be selected for a talk) is expected from each participant. Applicants are requested to attach a one-page abstract of their contribution in the Research Abstract subsection under Professional Data.

DIRECTORS

SCHEDULE

Here are links to pdf files for the Second Announcement of the School and Workshop (including local information) and of the final detailed agenda and programme.

Lectures, other presentations and computer training are all held in Room 601, 6th floor, Building No. 4, ASIPP. The posters are in the middle meeting room on that same floor starting on Tuesday with a dedicated poster session on Thursday afternoon.

Sunday 17 July 2016 / Arrival
14:00 – 18:00 Registration (lobby of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
Monday 18 July 2016 / Day 1
07:40 Shuttle bus to ASIPP (main gate of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
08:00 – 08:30 Registration (entrance of meeting room 601)
08:30 – 09:00 Opening by Prof. Wan (Director of ASIPP) and Dr. Braams (Chaired by Luo)
Session L1 – Lecturer: Gierse
09:00 – 10:20 Lecture 1: Plasma surface interactions
10:20 – 10:40 Photograph taking and Coffee break
10:40 – 12:00 Lecture 2: Plasma-facing materials
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session L2 – Lecturer: Luo
13:30 – 15:00 Lecture 3: Plasma-facing components
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
Session O1: Experiments – Chairman: Gierse
15:30 – 15:55 I01: Huiqiu Deng, Hunan University: Molecular dynamics simulation of the wetting behaviors of liquid Li on W surface
15:55 – 16:10 O01: Petter Ström, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology: Ion beam methods for the study of plasma-facing materials
16:10 – 16:25 O02: Yuping Xu, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Plasma-material interaction experiments during the 2015 spring EAST campaign employing MAPES
16:25 – 16:40 O03: Jun Wang, Beihang University: Surface morphology and deuterium retention in tungsten vanadium alloys exposed to deuterium plasma in linear plassma device STEP
16:40 – 16:55 O04: Younggil Jin, Seoul National University: TDS study of effect of high energy ion induced cascade collisional damage on deuterium retention in tungsten
16:55 – 17:10 O05: Long Cheng, Beihang University: Investigation of surface morphology and deuterium retention in tungsten exposed to neon and deuterium mixture plasmas in Pilot-PSI
17:30 – 20:00 Reception
20:00 Shuttle bus to hotel (main gate of 4th building of ASIPP)
Tuesday 19 July 2016 / Day 2
07:40 Shuttle bus to ASIPP (main gate of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
Session L3 – Lecturer: Neugebauer
08:30 – 10:00 Lecture 4: Ab initio description of defects in materials under extreme conditions (1)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 11:50 Lecture 5: Ab initio description of defects in materials under extreme conditions (2)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session O2: Tungsten (1) – Chairman: Neugebauer
13:30 – 13:55 I02: Chang-Song Liu, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Multiscale insights into radiation resistance of nanocrystals
13:55 – 14:10 O06: XianShan Kong, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Towards understanding the differences in irradiation effects of He, Ne and Ar plasma by investigating the physical origin of their clustering in tungsten
14:10 – 14:25 O07: Li-Fang Wang, Beihang University: A new embedded-atom method interatomic potential for tungsten-hydrogen system
14:25 – 14:40 O08: Yinan Wang, Tsinghua University: Hydrogen-induced change in core structures of screw and edge dislocations in Tungsten
14:40 – 14:55 O09: Cancelled
14:55 – 15:10 O10: Jie Hou, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Retention behavior of hydrogen isotopes in tungsten revisited by multi-scale modelling
15:10 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 18:00 Lab tour to ISSP and ASIPP
18:00 Shuttle bus to hotel (main gate of 4th building of ASIPP)
Wednesday 20 July 2016 / Day 3
07:40 Shuttle bus to ASIPP (main gate of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
Session L4 – Lecturer: Gao and Wirth
08:30 – 10:00 Lecture 6 by Gao: Molecular dynamics simulations of fusion materials: challenges and opportunities (1)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 11:50 Lecture 7 by Wirth: Introduction on Xolotl PSI code
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session O3: Tungsten (2) – Chairman: Gao
13:30 – 13:45 O11: Yu-Wei You, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Clustering of transmutation solutes Re, Os, and Ta and its influence on helium bubble formation in tungsten
13:45 – 14:00 O12: Jingzhong Fang, Hunan University: Molecular dynamics simulations of the clustering and dislocation loop punching behaviors of noble gas atom in tungsten
14:00 – 14:15 O13: Zhancan Yang, University of Tennessee: Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of helium cluster nucleation in tungsten with pre-existing vacancies
14:15 – 14:30 O14: Haohua Wen, Sun Yat-Sen University: Interpretation of non-Arrhenius diffusion of helium in BCC Tungsten
14:30 – 14:50 Coffee break
Session CT
14:50 – 16:20 Training on Xolotl by Prof. Wirth
16:20 – 18:00 Training on LAMMPS by Prof. Gao
18:00 Shuttle bus to hotel (main gate of 4th building of ASIPP)
Thursday 21 July 2016 / Day 4
07:40 Shuttle bus to ASIPP (main gate of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
Session L5 – Lecturer: Wirth and Gao
08:30 – 10:00 Lecture 8 by Wirth: Atomistic modeling of helium diffusion and clustering behavior in tungsten
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 11:50 Lecture 9 by Gao: Molecular dynamics simulations of fusion materials: challenges and opportunities (2)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session O4: Iron – Chairman: Wirth
13:30 – 13:45 O15: Jingyi Shi, University of Science and Technology of China: Atomistic study on the growth of helium bubbles in α-Fe from the view of energetics and mechanics
13:45 – 14:00 O16: Tao Lu, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Atomistic study of hydrogen behavior around a screw dislocation in alpha iron
14:00 – 14:15 O17: Jianhua Ding, Dalian University of Technology: The magnetism (Fe, Cr) and the stability of He-vacancy complexes in Fe-9Cr alloys
14:15 – 14:30 O18: Yange Zhang, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Effect of carbon and alloying solute atoms on helium behaviors in α-Fe
14:30 – 14:45 O19: Amit Sharma, Wright State University: Adaptive Kinetic Monte Carlo study of hydrocarbon diffusion/trapping in first–wall and amorphous hydrocarbon flakes
14:45 – 15:10 Coffee break
Session P
15:10 – 18:00 Poster session (Starting from Tuesday; see below)
18:00 Shuttle bus to hotel (main gate of 4th building of ASIPP)
Friday 22 July 2016 / Day 5
07:40 Shuttle bus to ASIPP (main gate of Best Western Premier Hotel Hefei)
Session L6 – Lecturer: Lu
08:30 – 10:00 Lecture 10: Introduction to first-principles method
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 11:50 Lecture 11: Applications of first-principles method in studying fusion materials
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session O5: Damages – Chairman: Lu
13:30 – 13:55 I03: Jizhong Sun, Dalian University of Technology: Deuterium bubble bursting in tungsten
13:55 – 14:10 O20: Baoqin Fu, Sichuan University: Molecular dynamics study of the dislocation effect on displacement cascade in tungsten
14:10 – 14:25 O21: Yuexia Wang, Fudan University: Mechanical response of Ti3SiC2 to He/H irradiation: Elaboration from first-principles calculation
14:25 – 14:40 O22: Xuebang Wu, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Influence of alloying additions on grain boundary cohesion in tungsten: First-principles predictions and opportunities
14:40 – 14:55 O23: Yonggang Li, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Ion radiation albedo effect: influence of surface roughness on ion retention and sputtering of materials
14:55 – 15:20 Coffee break
Session R: Review and Closing
15:20 – 16:20 Discussion chaired by Braams
16:20 – 16:50 Summary by Luo and Closing by Braams
17:00 Shuttle bus to hotel (main gate of 4th building of ASIPP)
Session P: Posters, 6th floor, middle meeting room (Tuesday - Thursday)
P01 Amjad Ali, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC): Computation of average charge state for high energy density systems using screened hydrogenic model with l–splitting
P02 Chengzhi Cao, Southwestern Institute of Physics: Modelling of HL-2M standard single null divertor by SOLPS-ITER
P03 Guohua Duan, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Energetic and kinetic role of free surface in healing irradiation-damage in nanoporous tungsten
P04 Jinming Gao, Southwestern Institute of Physics: Divertor heat flux mitigation by using supersonic molecular beam injection on the HL-2A tokamak
P05 Stanislav Herashchenko, National Science Center "Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology": Damage of castellated tungsten targets under QSPA KH-50 plasma irradiation in experiments on simulation of ITER-like transient events
P06 Salah Ud-Din Khan, King Saud University: Theoretical Calculation and Simulation Studies for sideways force on vacuum vessel during VDEs in EAST Tokamak
P07 Shahab Ud-Din Khan, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Theoretical calculation and simulation studies for asysmmetric forces on the EAST plasma in kink mode and halo current analysis
P08 Xiaojie Li, Dalian University of Technology: Ab initio calculations of mechanical properties of bcc W-Re-Os random and RAFM alloys
P09 Guyue Pan, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: The behavior of the hydrogen and helium under different orientation to W surface: A first principles study
P10 Ki-Baek Roh, Seoul National University: Recrystallization of bulk tungsten and plasma-sprayed tungsten with accumulated thermal energy relevant to Type-I ELM H-mode operation
P11 Siriyaporn Sangaroon, Mahasarakham University: A model for predicting tritium flux from blanket mock-up in Tokamak fusion reactors
P12 Dan Sun, Dalian University of Technology: Numerical simulation of plasma facing component with built-in tuangsten filament on basis of join W/Cu functionally graded layer
P13 Jingjing Sun, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: The diffusion and trapping properties of hydrogen in SiC: A first-principles study
P14 Carlos Eduardo Velasquez Cabrera, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais: First wall dpa for plasma facing materials
P15 Xiaoyang Wang, Tsinghua University: Effect of radiation damage on mechanical and structural properties of symmetric tilt grain boundaries and nanocrystalline grain boundary networks in bcc Fe
P16 Apiwat Wisitsorasak, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi: The development of SOL transport model for integrated core-SOL simulation of L-mode plasma
P17 Jianchun Wu, Sichuan University: Study of the tungsten coated stainless steels with ion beam mixing or electron beam alloying treatment
P18 Yichun Xu, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Dissolution corrosion and embrittlement of iron in liquid lead-lithium
P19 Yaochun Yang, Dalian University of Technology: Ab initio study of the elastic properties of body-centered cubic Ti-Mo-M (M = Mg, Mn, Ni, Zr, Nb and W) random alloys
P20 Mingzhong Zhao, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: The effect of intrinsic defects in the deuterium retention of tungsten
P21 Zhe Zhao, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Cluster dynamics simulation of grain boundary behaviors in the property of incidenting ion irradiation in tungsten
Saturday 23 July 2016 / Departure

RELATED MEETINGS

In 2014 the IAEA A+M Data Unit organized the Joint ICTP-IAEA Conference on Models and Data for Plasma-Material Interaction in Fusion Devices. The event in Hefei in 2016 will have a similar scope, but a stronger emphasis on training.

In 2015 the IAEA A+M Data Unit organized the Joint ICTP-IAEA Advanced School and Workshop on Modern Methods in Plasma Spectroscopy and in 2017 the Unit organized the Joint ICTP-IAEA School on Atomic Processes in Plasmas. The event in Hefei in 2016 will have a different scope, but a similar emphasis on training.

Another meeting with a similar scope is the (First) International Workshop on Models and Data for Plasma-Material Interaction in Fusion Devices (MoD-PMI 2015) that was held 25-27 May 2015 in Marseille, France. The Second International Workshop on Models and Data for Plasma-Material Interaction in Fusion Devices (MoD-PMI 2016) was held 22-24 June 2016 in Loughborough, UK.

The present event has been advertised on several meetings lists (thank you!) and these lists may be a good source of information about many other events of related interest.

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