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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 151, Issue 2, pp 357–363 | Cite as

Neutron irradiation of candidate ceramic breeder materials of fusion reactors; Gamma-spectrometry of the activation nuclides and evaluation of the tritium produced by (n, α) reaction on6Li

  • P. L. Carconi
  • S. Casadio
  • A. Moauro
Applications: Materials Science

Abstract

In the context of the European programs for the future fusion reactors, the Process Chemistry Department of ENEA, Casaccia Center (Rome), has been involved in preparing ceramic blanket materials as tritium breeders; a special consideration has been addressed to the nuclear characterization of LiAlO2 and Li2ZrO3. In this paper are reported: (a) neutron irradiation of ceramic specimens in TRIGA reactor and γ-spectrometric measurements for INAA purposes, and (b) isothermal annealing of the irradiated samples and tritium extraction, by using an “out of pile” system.

Keywords

Tritium INAA Fusion Reactor Neutron Irradiation Isothermal Annealing 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Carconi
    • 1
  • S. Casadio
    • 1
  • A. Moauro
    • 1
  1. 1.ENEA/TIB/CHIA, CRE CasacciaRome(Italy)

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