### Abstract

Clarification of tritium transfer in blanket is an important issue for realizing fusion reactor. We perform an experiment of simultaneous H and D permeation through Li_{17}Pb_{83} by means of an unsteady permeation method in order to clarify the interactions and isotope effects between H and D atoms. The experiment is conducted under the condition where the Sieverts' law holds. As a result, it is found that (i) H and D atoms permeate independently regardless of the H/D component ratio in the upstream gas and (ii) diffusion process is the rate-determining step in the overall permeation process. The diffusivity of H is around 1.4 times larger than that of D. The solubility of H is close to that of D. We estimate two vibration modes at an absorption site and a saddle point of H in Li_{17}Pb_{83} based on the ratio of isotope effect. It is considered that the zero-point vibration energy of H at the absorption site in Li_{17}Pb_{83} is around 0.173 eV and that at the saddle point is around 0.235 eV. The ratio of isotope effect is almost in proportion to the square root of mass ratio of D to H. The diffusivity of T can be estimated as 1/1.7 times of H.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 2405074 |

Journal | Plasma and Fusion Research |

Volume | 7 |

Issue number | SPL.ISS.1 |

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Publication status | Published - Dec 1 2012 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Condensed Matter Physics

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*Plasma and Fusion Research*,

*7*(SPL.ISS.1), [2405074]. https://doi.org/10.1585/pfr.7.2405074