Aints, M. ; Grigore, E. ; Hakola, A. ; Jogi, I. ; Kolehmainen, J. ; Kozlova, J. ; Lungu, C. ; Mandar, H. ; Paris, P. ; Piip, K. ; Porosnicu, C. ; Ruset, C. ; Tervqakangas, S.
ITER relevant coatings; Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; (LIBS) diagnostics; Ablation rate; Surface morphology;TILES; JET
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. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.