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Deuterium trapping and release processes occuring in γ-irradiated solid breeder blanket materials

Carella, E.; Saavedra, R.; Morono, A.; Knitter, R.; Gonzalez, M.

Tritium (T) behavior in a breeder blanket is a key design issue because of its impact on safety and fuel-cycle best performance. Considering the difficulty in handling T, the validation of an alternative method is an issue. In an attempt to simulate T residence time (or T diffusion) in a DEMO-like ionizing environment, gas sorption-desorption experiments of deuterium (D) during ionizing radiation in breeder ceramics were carried out to elucidate the involved D2 or T trapping centers. A deconvolution method is here proposed for the identification of the release processes occurring at the different temperatures, therefore providing the basic information for identifying the nature of they-associated defects acting as D or T-trapping centers. The deuterium release in the EU-BB solid candidate material is studied in Li4 Si04 ceramics with variable LizTi03 content (pebble samples fabricated by KIT). The samples, previously dehydrated, are exposed to a deuterium atmosphere inside a pressurized steel capsule (I bar) during 25 days and immersed in the 6°Co Nayade facility located at CIEMAT. Deuterium desorption curves are then registered by means of Thermal Induced Desorption (TID) technique. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Maschinenbau (MACH)
Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Keramische Werkstoffe und Technologien (IAM-KWT)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 230102811
HGF-Programm 31.03.06 (POF III, LK 01) Brutblanket-Entwicklung
Veranstaltung 17th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials, Aachen, October 12- 16, 2015
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