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A Study of Beta-Decay Induced Reaction on T2O-CO2 System

Yasuhisa Oya, Wataru Shu, Takumi Suzuki, Takumi Hayashi, Shigeru O'Hira, Masataka Nishi, Koichi Iinuma

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 41 / Number 3P2 / May 2002 / Pages 373-377

Properties and Reaction / Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology Tsukuba, Japan November 12-16, 2001

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and laser Raman spectroscopy were applied to reveal the reaction processes and products in the T2O-CO2 system balanced by nitrogen gas. The IR intensities and Raman activities of the products that might be created by beta induced reactions were calculated using Gaussian98 and the peaks of Raman and FT-IR were determined. It was found that the T2O and CO2 are so stable that the reaction products were not found in this study. Mass spectroscopy was also applied at the end of the experiment and it became clear that most of the condensed matter is tritiated water and the other substances by beta-decay reaction were not confirmed clearly.

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