Initial studies of tritium behavior in flibe and flibe-facing material

S. Fukada, R. A. Anderl, Y. Hatano, S. T. Schuetz, R. J. Pawelko, D. A. Petti, G. R. Smolik, T. Terai, M. Nishikawa, S. Tanaka, A. Sagara

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Flibe-tritium experiment in the Japan-US joint project (JUPITER-II) was initiated in 2001. H/D isotopic exchange experiments were conducted to select a Flibe-facing material. Because of hydrogen isotope interactions with carbon, Ni crucibles were selected for Flibe/tritium behavior experiments. A Flibe-tritium pot with two Ni (or Cu) permeable probes was designed. The rate of the overall tritium permeation through the Flibe-facing Ni or Cu was estimated by numerical simulation using TMAP4 code. Diffusion in bulk Flibe was found to be the rate-determining step for purified Flibe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-788
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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