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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering