Fusion materials research topics will include both structural and functional materials required for nuclear systems. This area covers such things as compilations of government reports and literature surveys. It also includes neutron irradiations, material characterization, development of engineered materials, advanced manufacturing applied to fusion systems, documentation of physical properties, safety analysis involving materials compatibility for both solids and liquids, corrosion and wear, liquid metal embrittlement, tritium permeation, joining processes, plasma surface interactions involving erosion, redeposition, wall conditioning, dust formation, waste handling and decommissioning.
It also includes development of new magnet materials including HTSC materials, their testing and documentation. The area also covers any challenges involving new breeder and neutron multiplier materials for both solid and liquid breeders and new shield materials.