Influence of coexisting hydrogen isotopes on diffusion of tritium in niobium

K. Sakamoto, T. Higuchi, K. Hashizume, M. Sugisaki

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    Abstract

    The tracer diffusion coefficient of tritium in Nb has been measured at 523 K under the condition that tritium coexists with protium or deuterium. These data suggest the trend that the tracer diffusion coefficient of tritium in NbHxTy is somewhat larger than that in NbDxTy, though a definite conclusion has been reserved because their difference is small and comparable to the scattering of the experimental data. The concentration dependence of tracer diffusion coefficient of tritium in NbHxTy and NbDxTy can be practically considered to be equal to that of NbTx. On the basis of these experimental data and the data reported by Fukai et al., it has been suggested that the tracer diffusion coefficient of lighter hydrogen isotopes is appreciably influenced by coexisting heavier hydrogen isotopes but that of heavier hydrogen isotopes is scarcely influenced by coexisting lighter hydrogen isotopes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1073-1076
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Volume258-263
    Issue numberPART 1 A
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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