Tritium and lithium diffusion mechanism in neutron-irradiated β-6LiAl

H. Sugai, M. Yahagi, H. Hamanaka, K. Kuriyama, T. Hshimoto

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In the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), technology for tritium production by use of 6Li-Al alloy has been developed with the aim of furnishing tritium for fusion research. The alloy contains β-phase, i.e., intermetallic compound β-LiAl, which has a large influence on the tritium behaviour in 6Li-Al alloy. Since β-LiAl has a unique crystal structure and a large amount of Li vacancy at room temperature, the tritium behaviour in β-LiAl is affected by the defect structure and the lithium diffusion. In this paper, on the basis of a simultaneous measurement of tritium release rate and electrical reseistivity, it is suggested that the tritium diffusion has a strong correlation with the lithium diffusion in the neutron-irradiated β-6LiAl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1030-1034
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number3 II
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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