Yevhen Zayachuk

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Departmentof Materials

University of Oxford

16 Parks Road

Oxford    OX1 3PH


Current project: 

Microstructural and micromechanical characterization of SiC-SiC fiber composites for accident-tolerant fuel cladding applications.

Past projects: 

Interrelation between local mechanical properties and plasma-induced modification in tungsten-based materials in controlled fusion.


Y. Zayachuk, D.E.J. Armstrong, K. Bystrov, S. Van Boxel, T. Morgan, and S.G. Roberts, Nanoindentation study of the combined effects of crystallography, heat treatment and exposure to high-flux deuterium plasma in tungsten, Journal of Nuclear Materials 486 (2017) 183-190.

Y. Zayachuk, I. Tanyeli, S. Van Boxel, K. Bystrov, T.W. Morgan, and S.G. Roberts, Combined effects of crystallography, heat treatment and surface polishing on blistering in tungsten exposed to high-flux deuterium plasma, Nuclear Fusion 56 (2016) 086007.

D. Terentyev, G. De Temmerman, B. Minov, Y. Zayachuk, K. Lambrinou, T.W. Morgan, A. Dubinko, K. Bystrov, and G. Van Oost, Synergy of plastic deformation and gas retention in tungsten retention in tungsten, Nuclear Fusion 55 (2015) 013007.

Y. Zayachuk, A. Manhard, M.H.J. ‘t Hoen, W. Jacob, P.A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven and G. Van Oost, The effect of ion flux on plasma-induced modification and deuterium retention in tungsten and tungsten–tantalum alloys, Journal of Nuclear Materials 464 (2015) 69–72.

D. Terentyev, G. De Temmerman, T. W. Morgan, Y. Zayachuk, K. Lambrinou, B. Minov, A. Dubinko, K. Bystrov, and G. Van Oost, Effect of plastic deformation on deuterium retention and release in tungsten deuterium retention and release in tungsten, Journal of Applied Physics 117 (2015) 083302.

D. Terentyev, V. Dubinko, A. Bakaev, Y. Zayachuk, W. Van Renterghem, and P. Grigorev, Dislocations mediate hydrogen retention in tungsten, Nuclear Fusion 54 (2014) 042004.

Y. Zayachuk, A. Manhard, M.H.J. ‘t Hoen, W. Jacob, P.A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven, and G. Van Oost, Depth profiling of the modification induced by high-flux deuterium plasma in tungsten and tungsten–tantalum alloys, Nuclear Fusion 54 (2014) 123013.

Y. Zayachuk, M. H. J. 't Hoen, P. A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven, D. Terentyev, I. Uytdenhouwen, and G. van Oost, Surface modification of tungsten and tungsten–tantalum alloys exposed to high-flux deuterium plasma and its impact on deuterium retention and tungsten–tantalum alloys exposed to high-flux deuterium plasma and its impact on deuterium retention, Nuclear Fusion 53 (2013) 013013.

Y. Zayachuk, M. H. J. 't Hoen, P. A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven, I. Uytdenhouwen, and G. van Oost, Deuterium retention in tungsten and tungsten–tantalum alloys exposed to high-flux deuterium plasmas, Nuclear Fusion 52 (2012) 103021.

Y. Zayachuk, M. H. J. 't Hoen, I. Uytdenhouwen and G. Van Oost, Thermal desorption spectroscopy of W–Ta alloys, exposed to high-flux deuterium plasma, Physica Scripta T145 (2011) 014041.

Y. Zayachuk, G. Bousselin, J. Schuurmans, Yu. Gasparyan, I. Uytdenhouwen and G. Van Oost, Design of a planar probe diagnostic system for plasmatron VISIONI and its application for the study of deuterium retention in W–Ta alloys, Fusion Engineering and Design 86 (2011) 1153–1156.

S. Bardin, J-L. Briancon, F. Brochard, V. Martin, Y. Zayachuk, R. Hugon, and J. Bougdira, Investigating transport of dust particles in plasmas, Contributions to Plasma Physics 51 (2011) 246 – 251.