Element Six

Element Six (E6) is a global leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials. Since 1946, our mission has been to deliver competitive advantage and extreme performance through the innovative solutions enabled by these materials. E6’s technical expertise, global presence and scaling capabilities make it the ideal partner for fusion developers requiring materials capable of withstanding extreme conditions of heat and neutron irradiation.
Due to its radiation hardness, fast response, and high gamma ray and temperature insensitivities, our electronic grade CVD diamond is used in neutron detectors, allowing both d-d and d-t fusion neutrons to be detected and distinguished from the background. For magnetic confinement devices, we supply diamond microwave transmission windows for electron cyclotron heating systems. These utilize diamond’s low loss, stable permittivity and outstanding thermal conductivity. In addition, Element Six has the capabilities to produce tungsten carbide with low activation and excellent thermomechanical properties for neutron shielding.

Ian Friel