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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
Yuuki Edao, Satoshi Fukada, Hidetaka Noguchi, Yasushi Maeda, Kazunari Katayama
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 831-835
Tritium Breeding | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST56-831
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Rates and amounts of absorption and desorption of hydrogen and deuterium in a Li0.17Pb0.83 eutectic alloy are determined under the conditions of temperature of 400-700°C and the upstream H2 or D2 partial pressure of 103Pa-105 Pa by using a one-dimensional permeation pot. Because of small interaction between the alloy and dissolved atoms of hydrogen isotopes, the temperature dependence of the Sieverts' solubility constant for the Li0.17Pb0.83 -H or -D system, i.e., the enthalpy change of absorption or desorption, is small, and the absolute value of D solubility is higher than that of H. The isotope effect of diffusivity between H and D is very small. The generation rate and inventory of tritium (T) in a fusion blanket is estimated under an assumption of one-dimensional Li0.17Pb0.83 blanket system with a constant and uniform neutron flux.