Sofia Pantousa is a PhD student, working under the framework of the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (EUROfusion), at the Fusion Technology Group (FTG) of the Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety of NCSR “Demokritos”, since September 2019.
The objective of her PhD thesis is the investigation of the effect of iron ion irradiation on the properties of Fe-Cr alloys in film form for fusion energy applications. FeCr alloys are the primary component of ferritic/martensitic steels, which are candidate materials for the structural components of fusion power plants and therefore have significant scientific and technological interest.
The ultimate goal is to determine the global equilibrium conditions for the solute Cr in the material matrix and to correlate the observed phenomena to the mechanical and magnetic behavior of the Fe-Cr films under iron ion irradiation.
She received her B.Sc. in Physics (2017) from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her M.Sc. in Physics and Technological Applications (2019) from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
The EUROfusion programme is based on the Roadmap to the realization of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims: