Chemical states of tritium in solid lithium compounds irradiated with neutrons

H. Kudo, K. Okuno, H. Sugai, Y. Nagame

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Chemical states of tritium existing in neutron-irradiated solid lithium compounds were analyzed using a radiometric method. Nearly 100% of tritium was found in the T+ state in LiOH, Li2O2 and Li3N, while the T- state predominated in LiH, Li7Pb2 and Li2C2. Tritium incorporated in Li2O, Li2S, LiF, LiCl, LiBr and LiI was distributed over the T+, T- and T0 states. In Li2O crystals, the distribution of tritium in the T+ state increased from 58% to 81% with increasing neutron fluence from 2.5×1016 cm-2 to 6.3×1017 cm-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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