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Kay Song

DPhil student

COLLEGE: Wadham College
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Biography

Kay is working on studying irradiation damage on iron-based alloys which are used as the structural components of future nuclear fusion reactors. She is combining experimental techniques and computer simulations to understand the relationship between microscopic damage mechanisms and macroscopic material property changes. She has a Bachelors Degree with Honours from the Australian National University. Her previous work focused on the influence of helium plasma exposure on tungsten for use in the ITER divertor.

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Research Interests

  • Fusion materials
  • Damage characterisation in irradiated materials
  • Electron and X-ray based experimental techniques
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Ion-irradiation
  • Plasma-materials interaction

Related Academics

Professor Felix Hofmann

Publications

Temperature dependence of retarded recrystallisation in helium plasma-exposed tungsten, IOP Science, July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab2e3c

Helium plasma induced nanostructure formation in copper and nickel, IOP Science, January 2019 https://doi.org/10.1088/2051-672x/aaf209