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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Zhanlei Wang, Kaigui Zhu, Wei Wang, Yongchu Rao, Xiaoqiu Ye, Yakun Guo, Jing Yan, Chang An Chen
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 102-109
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1693192
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Hydrogen isotope behavior in tungsten coated on reduced activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steels such as China low activation martensitic (CLAM) steel has attracted more attention in the fusion engineering research community. This paper is mainly devoted to the investigation of the effect of tungsten coating on deuterium permeation and retention behavior in RAFM steels. The permeability and diffusion coefficients of CLAM, W-CLAM, and W were determined by gas-driven permeation (GDP) tests followed by thermal desorption spectroscopy to measure deuterium retention. It was found that the observed deuterium permeability and diffusivity of the composite W-CLAM specimen was reduced to about ~60% of the pure CLAM steel, whereas deuterium retention increased, evidently owing to the W coating on the surface that caused the slower release of D into the environment and increased of the effective surface area. In addition, a key finding was that the lath martensite–coarsened and more precipitate phase was found, which may be due to the migration of lath interface during the GDP test.