Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 48 / Number 1 / July/August 2005 / Pages 634-637
Technical Paper / Tritium Science and Technology - Materials Interaction and Permeation
Irradiation experiments are performed in support of fusion blanket technology development. These comprise ceramic solid breeder materials, and a liquid Lithium Lead alloy, as well as blanket subassemblies and components. Experimental facilities at the HFR to study tritium release, permeation characteristics, and neutron irradiation performance, have recently been extended. This paper gives an overview on the tritium breeding materials irradiation programme and describes the facilities required for irradiation testing and on-line tritium measurement.