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Modeling the processes of hydrogen isotopes interactions with solid surfaces

Chikhray, Y.*; Askerbekov, S.*; Kenzhin, Y.*; Gordienko, Y.*; Ishitsuka, Etsuo  

The investigation of the mechanisms and dynamics of hydrogen isotopic interaction with solid surfaces (metals, ceramics, graphites, eutectics) in temperature and pressure ranges is important not only for the correct prediction of each isotope's evolution but also for substantiation of the safe operation of hydrogen-facing structural materials. The interaction of the hydrogen isotopes mix with the surface of solid metal or liquid eutectics is a complicated multistage H-D-T-O-solid interacting process depending on material property, environment, and the solid's surface parameters. To better understand the mechanisms of hydrogen isotopes interchange at a solid surface and to identify the limiting stages in the sorption-desorption processes, a reactor experiment of neutron irradiation was conducted with lithium-containing eutectics as tritium-generating media under the external flow of hydrogen. This work presents the model and results of its application to fitting the experimental results of tritium yield from the lithium-lead eutectics Pb$$_{83}$$Li$$_{17}$$under thermal neutrons irradiation at the IVG.1M reactor in Kazakhstan. The elaborated model and the approach used were also applied to the simulation of high temperature gas cooled reactor graphite corrosion in water vapors.



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