Updated Sample Transfer Plan
We are implementing the system for transferring plasma exposed materials between facilities in stages. "Parallel Plan-A" enables the positioning and transfer of samples from the FRC plasma device without necessarily maintaining the sample at vacuum. This stage has been completed. The second level "Parallel Plan-B" will enable the maintenance of high vacuum throughout the sample transfer process. Implementing this in two stages has allowed us to finalize designs while collecting valuable science data and refining our techniques.
Combinatorial Materials Exploration (CME)
Manufacturing test samples with a spatial variance in composition would greatly speed the optimization of materials for resistance to plasma exposure