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Title: Effects of temperature and surface contamination on D retention in ultrathin Li films on TZM

Abstract

Here in this work, we investigate deuterium retention at the Mo-Li interface by studying thin Li films three monolayers thick on a TZM Mo alloy. Li films at temperatures between 315 and 460 K were exposed to a deuterium ion beam and D retention was measured using temperature programmed desorption. In the absence of oxygen, D is retained as LiD, and the relative amount of retained D decreases with increasing substrate temperature. In three-monolayer thick lithium oxide films, the amount of D retained was 2.5 times higher than the amount retained as LiD in the metallic Li film. However, oxygen reduces the thermal stability of D in the film, causing D 2O and D 2 to be released from the surface at temperatures 150-200 K below the LiD decomposition temperature. These results highlight the importance of maintaining a metallic Li layer for high D retention in Li films on TZM at elevated temperatures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1392558
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1252224
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0008598; AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 463; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; deuterium retention; lithium; Li thin films; molybdenum; oxidation

Citation Formats

Capece, A. M., Roszell, J. P., Skinner, C. H., and Koel, B. E. Effects of temperature and surface contamination on D retention in ultrathin Li films on TZM. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.10.048.
Capece, A. M., Roszell, J. P., Skinner, C. H., & Koel, B. E. Effects of temperature and surface contamination on D retention in ultrathin Li films on TZM. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.10.048.
Capece, A. M., Roszell, J. P., Skinner, C. H., and Koel, B. E. Wed . "Effects of temperature and surface contamination on D retention in ultrathin Li films on TZM". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.10.048. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1392558.
@article{osti_1392558,
title = {Effects of temperature and surface contamination on D retention in ultrathin Li films on TZM},
author = {Capece, A. M. and Roszell, J. P. and Skinner, C. H. and Koel, B. E.},
abstractNote = {Here in this work, we investigate deuterium retention at the Mo-Li interface by studying thin Li films three monolayers thick on a TZM Mo alloy. Li films at temperatures between 315 and 460 K were exposed to a deuterium ion beam and D retention was measured using temperature programmed desorption. In the absence of oxygen, D is retained as LiD, and the relative amount of retained D decreases with increasing substrate temperature. In three-monolayer thick lithium oxide films, the amount of D retained was 2.5 times higher than the amount retained as LiD in the metallic Li film. However, oxygen reduces the thermal stability of D in the film, causing D2O and D2 to be released from the surface at temperatures 150-200 K below the LiD decomposition temperature. These results highlight the importance of maintaining a metallic Li layer for high D retention in Li films on TZM at elevated temperatures.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.10.048},
journal = {Journal of Nuclear Materials},
issn = {0022-3115},
number = C,
volume = 463,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {10}
}

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