Unsolved issues on tritium mass transfer in Li-Pb liquid blankets

Satoshi Fukada, Yuki Edao

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In order to estimate mass-transfer properties of tritium (T) in Li + Pb binary alloys as a blanket material for fusion reactors, variations of the H solubility with different Li and Pb compositions are presented. Deviation of the Li + Pb binary liquid mixture from an ideal solution model is discussed, and a correlation is proposed for predicting properties of various Li + Pb alloys. Isotope effects on solubility and diffusivity of Li17Pb83 between H and D are correlated based on an isotropic harmonic oscillation model. The zero-point energy of H atoms dissolved in Li17Pb83 is determined from the comparison with the model. Wettability at the interface between liquid Li17Pb83 and metallic walls and effects of impurities on H solubility are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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