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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.
Zongbiao Ye, Wenyao Yang, Lei Shu, Zhijun Wang, Qiancheng Liu, Qiang Yan, Jianjun Wei, Kun Zhang, Fujun Gou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 157-162
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1704596
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The corrosion behavior of Type 316L stainless steel in stagnating liquid Li under an elevated-temperature environment was investigated using a scanning electron microscope and an energy dispersive X-ray detector and self-designed laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. A nonuniform and cell-like branched structure separated by distinct boundaries was observed, and a porous and rugged corroded layer was formed on the surface of the substrate after 500 h exposing 350°C liquid Li. This showed that the intensity of the Cr element on the superficial corroded sample decreased significantly when the depth reached ~2.8 μm and then was gradually restored in the range of ~5.6 μm. Meanwhile, the intensity of the Li element revealed consistent reduction to zero at ~4.0 μm. This study disclosed element transfer and penetration along a depth in the corrosion process between the liquid lithium and steel matrix.