Posted on: 12th December 2016
The University of Latvia’s Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) is the EUROfusion partner representing Latvia’s fusion research initiatives. The Latvian contribution to the European fusion programme began in 2000 in the form of cost-sharing actions and the Association EURATOM-University of Latvia was established in 2001.
Fusion researchers from ISSP focus on the exploration of radiation and heat-resistant material as used in fusion experiments.
Research on ODS steels
ISSP has coordinated and collaborated with other EUROfusion members, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and (CEIT), in a EUROfusion project designed to provide better understanding of radiation and temperature resistant ODS (oxide dispersion strengthened) steels. ODS steels are considered to be one of the candidate materials for the construction of plasma-facing parts of fusion facilities.