Release behavior of tritium in pure copper and its alloys into pure water at ambient temperature

Teppei Otsuka, Yusuke Ogawa, Hiroki Horinouchi, Kenichi Hashizume

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    Abstract

    Release behaviors of tritium (T) from pure copper (Cu) and its alloys into pure water were examined at ambient temperature by a tritium imaging plate technique and a liquid scintillation counting technique. Two mechanisms govern the liberation of T into pure water; one is rapid release and the other is chronic release. The former is caused by diffusional release of T dissolved in bulk of Cu alloys and the latter by release of T strongly bound on/in surface oxide layers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)227-230
    Number of pages4
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Volume113
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanical Engineering

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