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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.
Shouxi Gu, Qiang Qi, Yingchun Zhang, Baolong Ji, Haishan Zhou, Guang-Nan Luo
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 536-542
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1718950
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Core-shell Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4 has been suggested as an advanced tritium breeder for outstanding mechanical strength and rich lithium. However, no study has reported on the release behavior of hydrogen isotopes from core-shell Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4. This paper focuses on a deuterium exposure experiment to investigate deuterium release behavior. X-ray diffraction, Raman, and electron spin resonance measurements were adopted to analyze the phase change, crystal structure modification, and defects before and after deuterium exposure. Thermal desorption spectroscopy was used to study the deuterium release behavior of core-shell Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4. Deuterium release from single Li4SiO4 and Li2TiO3 was also examined for comparison. The similarity of the deuterium release profiles between core-shell Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4 and Li4SiO4 was observed, which was considered to be caused by the incomplete coverage of shell Li2TiO3 on the core-shell samples.