Tritium permeation characterization of materials for fusion and generation IV very high temperature reactors
The objective of this work is to establish the tritium-permeation properties of structural alloys considered for Fusion systems and very high temperature reactors (VHTR). A description of the work performed to set up an apparatus to measure permeation rates of hydrogen and tritium in 304L stainless steel is presented. Following successful commissioning with hydrogen, the test apparatus was commissioned with tritium. Commissioning tests with tritium suggest the need for a reduction step that is capable of removing the oxide layer from the test sample surfaces before accurate tritium-permeation data can be obtained. Work is also on-going to clearly establish the temperature profile of the sample to correctly estimate the tritium-permeability data.
- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, ON (Canada)
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- Journal Name: Fusion Science and Technology; Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: TRITIUM 2013: 10. International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology, Nice Acropolis (France), 21-25 Oct 2013; Other Information: Country of input: France; 5 refs.
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- United States
- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; COMMISSIONING; HYDROGEN; OXIDES; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TRITIUM; VHTR REACTOR