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Title: Investigation of parameters of interaction of hydrogen isotopes with liquid lithium and lithium capillary-porous system under reactor irradiation

In this study, the effect of reactor irradiation on the processes of interaction of hydrogen with liquid lithium and a lithium capillary-porous system (CPS) is considered. The experiments are carried out by the gas-absorption method with use of a specially designed ampoule device. The results of investigation of the interaction of hydrogen with liquid lithium and a lithium CPS under conditions of reactor irradiation are described; namely, these are the temperature dependences of the rate constant for the interaction of hydrogen with liquid lithium at different reactor powers, the activation energies of the processes, and the pre-exponential factor in the Arrhenius dependence. The effect of increasing absorption of hydrogen by the samples under investigation as a result of the reactor irradiation is fixed. The effect can be explained by increasing mobility of hydrogen in liquid lithium due to hot spots in lithium bulk and the interaction of helium and tritium ions (formed as a result of the nuclear reaction of {sup 6}Li with neutron) with a surface hydride film.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Atomic Energy NNC RK (Kazakhstan)
  2. Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471979
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION; ACTIVATION ENERGY; CAPILLARIES; HELIUM; HOT SPOTS; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; IRRADIATION; LIQUIDS; LITHIUM; LITHIUM 6; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; POROUS MATERIALS; REACTION KINETICS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRITIUM IONS