Li vaporization property of two-phase material of Li2TiO3 and Li2SiO3 for tritium breeder

Seiya Ogawa, Yuki Masuko, Hirokazu Kato, Hayato Yuyama, Yutaro Sakai, Eiki Niwa, Takuya Hashimoto, Keisuke Mukai, Tsuyoshi Hosino, Kazuya Sasaki

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Li vaporization property of two-phase materials of Li2TiO3 and Li2SiO3 in a working condition for the solid tritium breeder used in the demonstration power plant of fusion reactor was investigated, and the suppression mechanism of the vaporization was considered. The Li vaporization rate from the specimen pellet was measured by gravimetric method, and the change of Li concentration distribution in the pellet was analyzed by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometer. Li was vaporized only from the Li2SiO3 at the vicinity of the surface of the pellet. The remarkable vaporization of Li arose only in an early short time. The inhibition of the vaporization from the Li2SiO3 was successful by adding the small amount of the stable secondary phase of Li2TiO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1859-1863
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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