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Effective Thermal Conductivity of a Li2TiO3 Pebble Bed for a DEMO Blanket

T. Hatano, M. Enoeda, S. Suzuki, Y. Kosaku, M. Akiba

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.

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