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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering