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  Term: Radiation Damage, Surface
  Definition: General term describing damage to the surface of the containment structure which directly interfaces with the thermonuclear plasma; includes such phenomena as radiation blistering, charged-particle (or neutron) sputtering, and spallation or exfoliation of layers of the surface.


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