Dependence of LIBS spectra on the surface composition and morphology of W/Al coatings

Matti Laan (Corresponding Author), Antti Hakola, Peter Paris, Kaarel Piip, Märt Aints, Indrek Jõgi, Jelena Kozlova, Hugo Mändar, Cristian Lungu, Corneliu Porosnicu, Eduard Grigore, Cristian Ruset, Jukka Kolehmainen, Sanna Tervakangas

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    Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been applied to study ITER-relevant coatings with different surface morphology and crystallinity. LIBS elemental depth profiles were compared with those obtained by secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). Depending on surface morphology and crystallinity, the laser ablation rate of the coatings changed by an order of magnitude, the highest ablation rate had samples prepared by thermoionic vacuum discharge. The inclusion of aluminum (proxy for beryllium) increased the ablation rate by a factor of>6. In addition, for W-Al coatings the ablation was non-stoichiometric.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)296-300
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • ITER relevant coatings
    • laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) diagnostics
    • ablation rate
    • surface morphology
    • divertors


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