Andreas Theodorou received his BSc in Physics (2014) and his MSc in Materials Physics (2016) from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (NKUA).
In 2017 he joined the Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety of NCSR “Demokritos” as a PhD student within the framework of the Materials Science Programme of the EUROfusion.
His thesis title is “Interactions between radiation defects and solute atoms in ferritic steels based on the binary Fe-Cr system”.
Ferritic steels are considered the main choice as structural materials for the future fusion power plants. Iron alloys with different types and concentration of impurities are irradiated with proton in order to create radiation defects.
The evolution of defects and their interaction with impurities are observed by in-situ electrical resistivity measurements during subsequently annealing process.
The PhD thesis will be defended at the Department of Physics of the NKUA.
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The EUROfusion programme is based on the Roadmap to the realization of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims: