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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
Kazunari Katayama, Hiroki Ushida, Hideaki Matsuura, Satoshi Fukada, Minoru Goto, Shigeaki Nakagawa
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 662-668
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-968
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Tritium production utilizing nuclear reactions by neutron and lithium in a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor is attractive for development of a fusion reactor. From viewpoints of tritium safety and recovery efficiency, tritium confinement is an important issue. It is known that alumina has high resistance for gas permeation. In this study, hydrogen permeation experiments in commercial alumina tubes were conducted and hydrogen permeability, diffusivity and solubility were evaluated. By using obtained data, tritium permeation behavior from an Al2O3-coated Li-compound particle was simulated. Additionally, by using literature data for hydrogen behavior in zirconium, an effect of Zr incorporation into an Al2O3 coating on tritium permeation was discussed. It was indicated that the majority of produced tritium was released through the Al2O3 coating above 500 °C. However, it is expected that total tritium leak is suppressed to below 0.67 % of total tritium produced at 500 °C by incorporating Zr fine particles into the inside of Al2O3 coating, assuming tritium pressure inside particle is kept at the plateau pressure of the Zr hydride generation reaction.