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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
Zhenyu Yao, Akihiro Suzuki, Denis Levchuk, Takayuki Terai
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 865-869
Technical Paper | First Wall, Blanket, and Shield | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1601
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SiC coating is formed on the reduced activation martensitic steel JLF-1 by radio frequency sputtering. The coating thickness decreases with increased deposition temperature and increases with increased deposition time. The atomic ratio of Si and C nears 1:1 in coating, while oxygen fraction exists. The coating shows a trend that the crystallization starts from deposition temperature of 723 K, though the coating is amorphous. In this study, the deuterium permeation flux of bare JLF-1 is lower about two orders of magnitude than that of Eurofer97, which is thought as a reason of oxidation of bare JLF-1 during test. The deuterium permeation flux of coated JLF-1 is about one to two orders of magnitude lower than that of bare JLF-1.