Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 44 / Number 1 / July 2003 / Pages 94-98
Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - MFE Chamber Technology
In development of the ceramic breeder blanket, the effective thermal conductivity of pebble beds is an important design parameter. For thermo-mechanical design of blanket, pebble beds were investigated used for Li2TiO3 that was a candidate for tritium breeder. Li2TiO3 pebble beds, whose size was 0.28-1.91 mm diameter, were measured on load under no neutron irradiation. The effective thermal conductivity was increased with load increasing was obtained.