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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.
Teppei Otsuka, Takuma Shimada, Kenichi Hashizume, Kazunari Katayama, Toshiaki Hiyama
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 578-582
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1728175
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A technique to monitor the permeation behavior of tritium in metals to pure water was successfully developed. A metal membrane separated two containers: one is for tritium loading as an upstream side, and the other is for tritium permeation release as a downstream side. Tritium was loaded by gas absorption at controlled temperatures of 303 K, 323 K, and 373 K and pressures of 4 and 8 kPa at the upstream side. Pure water in the downstream side was automatically and continuously circulated to a solid scintillation counting apparatus by which the tritium concentration in the pure water was directly measured for more than 100 h. When the present technique was applied, almost diffusional permeation behavior of tritium at the nickel-water interface was demonstrated.