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Title: Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts

Abstract

The deleterious effect of Li0 on the reactor container materials has not been studied. Exposure to liquid Li 0 results in material degradation primarily through lithium intercalation, leaching of specific alloying elements, and decarburization. The objective of this research is to understand how the presence of Li 0 in molten LiCl-Li 2O affects the degradation of two classes of alloys by correlating their accelerated and long term electrochemical behavior to the surface chemistry of the alloys and the chemistry of the electrolyte. This study has completed all the proposed tasks. The project led to the design and development of unique experimental setups and protocols. Several groundbreaking findings resulted from this study. The project had several products in terms of student education, thesis and dissertation, publications and presentations.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States). Chemical and Materials Engineering
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
Contributing Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1415209
Report Number(s):
14-6909
14-6909
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0008262
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; LITHIUM; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; MOLTEN SALTS; ALLOYS; Lithium metal; pyroprocessing; molten salt; corrosion

Citation Formats

Chidambaram, Dev, Phillips, William, Merwin, Augustus, Singh, Vickram, Unger, Aaron, and Moon, Jeremy. Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1415209.
Chidambaram, Dev, Phillips, William, Merwin, Augustus, Singh, Vickram, Unger, Aaron, & Moon, Jeremy. Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts. United States. doi:10.2172/1415209.
Chidambaram, Dev, Phillips, William, Merwin, Augustus, Singh, Vickram, Unger, Aaron, and Moon, Jeremy. Fri . "Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts". United States. doi:10.2172/1415209. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415209.
@article{osti_1415209,
title = {Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts},
author = {Chidambaram, Dev and Phillips, William and Merwin, Augustus and Singh, Vickram and Unger, Aaron and Moon, Jeremy},
abstractNote = {The deleterious effect of Li0 on the reactor container materials has not been studied. Exposure to liquid Li0 results in material degradation primarily through lithium intercalation, leaching of specific alloying elements, and decarburization. The objective of this research is to understand how the presence of Li0 in molten LiCl-Li2O affects the degradation of two classes of alloys by correlating their accelerated and long term electrochemical behavior to the surface chemistry of the alloys and the chemistry of the electrolyte. This study has completed all the proposed tasks. The project led to the design and development of unique experimental setups and protocols. Several groundbreaking findings resulted from this study. The project had several products in terms of student education, thesis and dissertation, publications and presentations.},
doi = {10.2172/1415209},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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