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Development of LiPb–SiC High Temperature Blanket

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This paper reports the development LiPb–SiC blanket concept aimed at the high performance liquid blanket to be feasible in the near future.

It is based on the current LiPb liquid tritium breeder concept with reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel (RAFM), but with cooling panels made of SiC/SiC material that thermally and electrically insulate RAFM from LiPb. Extraction of thermal energy over 900ºC is expected to be possible, that can be used for high efficiency electricity generation or thermochemical hydrogen production.

In the activities for the research of this concept, development of the SiC composite cooling panel, permeation behavior of hydrogen isotopes through SiC materials, LiPb–hydrogen chemistry, magneto-hydro-dynamic (MHD) pressure drop in the insulating SiC flow channels, neutronics analysis, etc., are studied. In addition, the experiments are carried out with LiPb at the temperature over 900ºC.


  • LiPb–SiC blanket
  • Tritium breeding rate (TBR)
  • Magneto-hydro-dynamic (MHD) pressure drop

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Kim, D., Noborio, K., Hasegawa, T., Yamamoto, Y., Konishi, S. (2010). Development of LiPb–SiC High Temperature Blanket. In: Yao, T. (eds) Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Tokyo.

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