Production of 40 TBq tritium using neutron-irradiated6li-al alloy

Masakazu Tanase, Mineo Kato, Kiyoyuki Kurosawa, Shoji Motoishi, Shogo Okane, Hiroyuki Sugai, Makoto Fujie, Katsuyuki Onoma, Hisamichi Yamabayashi

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A facility was reconstructed for producing tritium in 40 TBq per batch. Gaseous tritium was extracted from neutron-irradiated6 Li-Al alloy targets by heating at 700 C under vacuum and collected in uranium. The recovery yield of tritium was about 100% and the isotopic purity of the product was about 95%. Through the production run, no leakage of tritium from the facility was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Feb


  • Facility
  • Irradiation
  • Lithium-aluminum alloy
  • Neutron beams
  • Purity
  • Radio-isotope production
  • Targets
  • Tritium
  • Tritium production
  • Tritium recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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