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Transport of Tritium in SS316 at Moderate Temperatures

S. Naoe, Y. Torikai, R.-D. Penzhorn, K. Akaishi, K. Watanabe, M. Matsuyama

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 54 / Number 2 / August 2008 / Pages 515-518


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From tritium release experiments with stainless steel 316 carried out at several temperatures and tritium depth profiles of tritium-depleted specimen information on the transport of tritium by two diverse techniques was obtained. The results could be interpreted by a one dimensional diffusion model. The activation energy for the diffusion of tritium through stainless steel was found to be 61.3 kJ/mol.

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