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Physical properties of F82H for fusion blanket design

Hirose, Takanori; Nozawa, Takashi; Stoller, R. E.*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Sakasegawa, Hideo; Tanigawa, Hisashi; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu; Enoeda, Mikio; Kato, Yutai*; Snead, L. L.*

Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(7-8), p.1595 - 1599, 2014/10

 Times Cited Count:23 Percentile:7.37(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The material properties, focusing on the properties used for design analysis were re-assessed and newly investigated for various heats including F82H-IEA. Moreover, irradiation effects on those properties were studied in this work. As for thermal properties, thermal conductivity that has significant impacts on the thermo-hydraulic properties of the blanket was investigated on several heats of F82H including F82H-IEA. According to the measurements, the thermal conductivity falls in the range 28.3$$pm$$1.1 W/m/K at 293 K. Although this is comparable with that of the other ferritic/martensitic steels, it is 20% lower than the published value for F82H-IEA. The re-assessment on the published value revealed that the thermal diffusivity was over-estimated. As for irradiation effects on the physical properties, electric resistivity was measured after irradiation up to 6 dpa at 573 K and 673 K. The reduction of resistivity in F82H and its welds were 3% and 6%, respectively.

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Bend-fatigue properties of JPCA and Alloy800H specimens irradiated in a spallation environment

Saito, Shigeru; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Endo, Shinya; Sakuraba, Naotoshi; Miyai, Hiromitsu; Kawai, Masayoshi*; Dai, Y.*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 450(1-3), p.27 - 31, 2014/07

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

no abstracts in English

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Corrosion-erosion test of SS316L grain boundary engineering materials (GBEM) in lead bismuth flowing loop

Saito, Shigeru; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Tezuka, Masao*; Miyagi, Masanori*; Kokawa, Hiroyuki*; Watanabe, Seiichi*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 431(1-3), p.91 - 96, 2012/12

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:35.14(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

To evaluate lifetime of structural materials for ADS, corrosion tests in LBE have been done at JAEA. The corrosion test was performed by using JAEA lead-bismuth flowing loop (JLBL-1). Experimental condition was as follows; The temperature of high and low temperature parts of the loop were 450$$^{circ}$$C and 350$$^{circ}$$C, respectively. Flowing velocity at the test specimens was about 1m/s. Plate type SS316L-BM and SS316L-GBEM were used as a specimens. After the 3,000 hours operation, the test specimens were cut and macroscopic observation was carried out. The result showed that both materials were intensively eroded. Corrosion depth and LBE penetration through grain boundaries of GBEM were smaller than these of 316SS-BM.

Journal Articles

Tensile mechanical properties of a stainless steel irradiated up to 19 dpa in the Swiss spallation neutron source

Saito, Shigeru; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Usami, Koji; Endo, Shinya; Ono, Katsuto; Matsui, Hiroki; Kawai, Masayoshi*; Dai, Y.*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 431(1-3), p.44 - 51, 2012/12

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:78.38(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

To evaluate the lifetime of the beam window of an accelerator-driven transmutation system (ADS), post irradiation examination (PIE) of the STIP (SINQ target irradiation program, SINQ; Swiss spallation neutron source) specimens was carried out. The specimens tested in this study were made from the austenitic steel JPCA (Japan primary candidate alloy). The specimens were irradiated at SINQ Target 4 (STIP-II) with high-energy protons and spallation neutrons. The irradiation conditions were as follows: the proton energy was 580 MeV, irradiation temperatures ranged from 100 to 430$$^{circ}$$C, and displacement damage levels ranged from 7.1 to 19.5 dpa. Tensile tests were performed in air at room temperature (R.T.), 250$$^{circ}$$C and 350$$^{circ}$$C. Fracture surface observation after the tests was done by SEM (Scanning electron microscope). Results of the tensile tests performed at R.T. showed the extra hardening of JPCA at higher dose compared to the fission neutron irradiated data. At the higher temperatures, 250$$^{circ}$$C and 350$$^{circ}$$C, the extra hardening was not observed. Degradation of ductility bottomed around 10 dpa, and specimens kept their ductility until 19.5 dpa. All specimens fractured in ductile manner. The result from a microstructure observation on a specimen irradiated to 19.3 dpa at 420$$^{circ}$$C indicates that some agglomeration of bubbles on grain boundaries was observed in the specimen irradiated to 19.3 dpa at 420$$^{circ}$$C. However the tensile specimen irradiated up to 18.4 dpa at 425$$^{circ}$$C still exhibited little loss of ductility. Since He/dpa was very high on SINQ target irradiations, the formation of highly dense small bubbles in the matrix consequently avoided the accumulation of He on grain boundaries, which might have resulted in avoiding grain boundary embrittlement.

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Proton irradiation effects on tensile and bend-fatigue properties of welded F82H specimens

Saito, Shigeru; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Usami, Koji; Ishikawa, Akiyoshi; Nishino, Yasuharu; Endo, Shinya; Kawai, Masayoshi*; Dai, Y.*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 398(1-3), p.49 - 58, 2010/03

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:54.49(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

In several institutes, R&D for an ADS have been progressed. Ferritic / martensitic (F/M) steels are the candidate material for the beam window. To obtain the irradiation data, the PIE work of the SINQ target irradiation program (STIP) specimens was carried out at JAEA. In this study, the results of PIE on F/M steel F82H and its welded joint will be reported. The results of tensile tests indicate that the irradiation hardening occurred with increasing dpa up to 10.1 dpa below 320$$^{circ}$$C irradiation. At higher dose (- 11.8 dpa) and higher temperature (- 380$$^{circ}$$C), irradiation hardening and degradation of ductility relaxed. In this study, all specimens kept its ductility after irradiation and fractured in ductile manner. The fatigue life of F82H base metal is almost the same as that of unirradiated specimens. Though the number of specimen is limited, the fatigue life of F82H EB welded joints seems to increase after irradiation. The fracture surfaces of the specimens showed transgranular morphology. While F82H TIG welded specimens were not fractured by 10$$^{7}$$ cycles.

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Mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels irradiated at SINQ target 4

Saito, Shigeru; Hamaguchi, Dai; Usami, Koji; Endo, Shinya; Ono, Katsuto; Matsui, Hiroki; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Kawai, Masayoshi*; Yong, D.*

Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Technology and Components of Accelerator-driven Systems (TCADS-1) (Internet), 9 Pages, 2010/03

The research and development for an accelerator-driven system (ADS) to transmute minor actinide (MA) have been progressed. The target beam window of ADS submerged in the reactor will be subjected to high-energy proton and spallation neutron irradiation. To evaluate mechanical properties of irradiated materials, post irradiation examination (PIE) of the STIP (SINQ target irradiation program) specimens was carried out at JAEA. In the present study, PIE on austenitic steels JPCA and Alloy800H irradiated at SINQ target 4 (STIP-II) was conducted. Austenitic steels are preferable as the material for the target beam window of ADS from the view point of DBTT shift, which should be taken into consideration for ferritic / martensitic steels. The irradiation conditions were as follows: proton energy was 580 MeV, irradiation temperatures were ranged from 100 to 450$$^{circ}$$C, and displacement damage levels were ranged from 6.5 to 19.5 dpa. Tensile tests were performed in air at R.T. to 350$$^{circ}$$C. Results of the tensile tests performed at R.T. indicate that irradiation hardening occurred with increasing displacement damage level up to 10 dpa. At higher doses, irradiation hardening seemed to tend to saturate. Degradation of ductility was bottomed around 10 dpa and specimens kept its ductility until 19.5 dpa. All the specimens fractured in ductile manner.

Journal Articles

Material development in lead-bismuth spallation target system

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Hamaguchi, Dai; Tezuka, Masao; Obayashi, Hironari

Proceedings of 10th OECD/NEA Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (CD-ROM), p.315 - 320, 2010/00

R&Ds to know materials performance and its limit for usage applying to the beam window of ADS are conducted by irradiation material test and lead bismuth flowing loop tests. Proton irradiation experiment showed ductility reduction and off-set stress increase in austenitic steels. Fracture mode change in ferritic-martensitic steels, 8-9 Cr steels. Fatigue test is under way in the hot cell. Microstructure analyses found that many bubbles exist in the materials. The relation between mechanical strength and nano-scale observation results is studied now. Corrosion of the materials under the lead bismuth flows showed local erosion-corrosion. A visualization technique has developed by using ultrasonic Doppler method and surface vitalizing techniques to inspect a local flow condition. Thermal fluid experiment was conducted to know heat transfer performance at the beam window, which will affect thermal loading magnitude. Experimental formula was established for design work.

Journal Articles

Research and development programme on ADS in JAEA

Takei, Hayanori; Ouchi, Nobuo; Sasa, Toshinobu; Hamaguchi, Dai; Kikuchi, Kenji*; Kurata, Yuji; Nishihara, Kenji; Obayashi, Hironari; Saito, Shigeru; Sugawara, Takanori; et al.

Proceedings of International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators (CD-ROM), 11 Pages, 2009/05

JAEA has been promoting the research and development (R&D) on accelerator-driven subcritical system (ADS) as a dedicated system for the transmutation of long-lived radioactive nuclides. The ADS proposed by JAEA is a lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) cooled, tank-type subcritical reactor with a thermal power of 800 MW driven by a superconducting linac. The R&D activities can be divided into two categories: one is the design study and technical development for a future large-scale ADS, and the other is the experimental programme at the Transmutation Experimental Facility (TEF) under the J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) project. As for the design study of the future ADS, the reliability of the accelerator is being investigated based on the data analysis of existing linac facilities. As for the technical development of the superconducting linac, fabrication and tests of prototype cryomodule were carried out, and its good performance was demonstrated. As for the TEF development, design study including experimental device to handle minor actinide fuels is being conducted.

Journal Articles

Study on swelling for Austenitic steel irradiated by 580 MeV proton

Kikuchi, Kenji; Hamaguchi, Dai; Saito, Shigeru

Materia, 47(12), P. 635, 2008/12

TEM observation on austenitic stainless steel irradiated by proton beam was reported. Two cases were studied; those are 10 dpa, 623 K and 800 appm, and 20 dpa. 693 K and 1800 appm in irradiation damage, irradiated temperature and Helium gas production, respectively. The results showed that bubbles are formed homogeneously in the matrix and the bubble size is averagely 2.5 nm. Swelling volume is calculated to be less than 0.1% by the bubbles size and the bubble density.

Journal Articles

Research and development programme on ADS in JAEA

Oigawa, Hiroyuki; Nishihara, Kenji; Sasa, Toshinobu; Tsujimoto, Kazufumi; Sugawara, Takanori; Iwanaga, Kohei; Kikuchi, Kenji; Kurata, Yuji; Takei, Hayanori; Saito, Shigeru; et al.

Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on the Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators (HPPA-5), p.387 - 399, 2008/04

JAEA has been promoting the research and development on accelerator-driven subcritical system (ADS) as a dedicated system for the transmutation of long-lived radioactive nuclides. The ADS proposed by JAEA is a lead-bismuth eutectic cooled, tank-type subcritical reactor with the thermal power of 800 MWth driven by a 30 MW superconducting linac. As for the design study of the future ADS, reduction of the maximum temperature of fuel claddings and verification of the feasibility of the beam window are under way. As for the Transmutation Experimental Facility (TEF) of the J-PARC project, design study including experimental device to deal with minor actinide fuels is being conducted. To facilitate the research and development on ADS, a common road map is necessary to be shared by international communities. The TEF program can play an important role in such an international context as an experimental platform to conduct basic and flexible experiments.

Journal Articles

Activities on ADS at JAEA

Oigawa, Hiroyuki; Nishihara, Kenji; Tsujimoto, Kazufumi; Takei, Hayanori; Kikuchi, Kenji; Kurata, Yuji; Saito, Shigeru; Mizumoto, Motoharu; Sasa, Toshinobu; Sugawara, Takanori; et al.

Proceedings of 9th OECD/NEA Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation, p.371 - 382, 2007/00

JAEA has been conducting the R&D on accelerator-driven subcritical system (ADS) as a dedicated system for the transmutation of long-lived radioactive nuclides. The ADS can co-exist with FBR symbiotically and complementarily to enhance the reliability and the safety of the commercial FBR cycle. The R&D activities in JAEA include neutronics, thermal-hydraulic and structural design, transient analysis in case of beam trips, development of spallation target using Pb-Bi, research on the materials, and cost estimation. In addition, the high-intensity proton accelerator project J-PARC is under construction. One of the main experimental facilities of the J-PARC is the Transmutation Experimental Facility (TEF), which is assigned as Phase-II of the project.

Oral presentation

Analyses of Fe, Cr and Ni dissolved in the circulated Pb-Bi by ICP

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Hamaguchi, Dai; Tezuka, Masao*

no journal, , 

In order to establish LBE handling technology, which will be utilized as target of high energy incident protons, a change of chemical composition of circulated LBE in the loop, especially focused on the Fe Cr and Ni, was analyzed by ICP mass spectrometer. Portions of solidified LBE were sampled from the tube, specimens, filter, electromagnetic pump and so on. Consequently it is concluded that dissolved Fe and Cr were saturated in the LBE but not Ni done. Precipitation of Fe-Cr alloy resulted from the differential solubility at temperatures.

Oral presentation

Analyses of Fe, Cr and Ni dissolved in the circulated Pb-Bi by ICP

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Hamaguchi, Dai; Tezuka, Masao

no journal, , 

JLBL-1 is a circulation loop of Pb-Bi. The loop was operated more than 9000 hrs. During an operation pieces of Pb-Bi are sampled from loop tube, test pieces, filter, electro-magnetic pump and valve. We observed Fe-Cr precipitation at lower temperature part. These materials are dissolved at high temperature part of test loop and transported to the lower temperature part. Interesting matter is how much materials are exited in the Pb-Bi. We analysed Fe, Cr and Ni in the portion of sampled Pb-Bi by ICP mass spectrometer and found that Cr and Fe was over the saturated valuesin LBE.

Oral presentation

Achievement and prospect on spallation materials experiment irradiated by high energy proton

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Endo, Shinya; Hamaguchi, Dai; Dai, Y.*

no journal, , 

Proton irradiation experiment has been done by using a facility at PSI, Switzerland. The objectives of this program are to make materials database available to design and validate the concept of accelerator driven system. Number of materials samples was stored in the target irradiated by cyclotron with proton energy of 585 MeV. Irradiated samples were shared and tested internationally at many laboratories inclusive JAEA. Achievement and prospect on spallation materials experiment are summarized and a characterization of spallation damage is stated.

Oral presentation

Progress on spallation neutron source material development for ADS

Hamaguchi, Dai

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Radiation damage on metals by high energy helium irradiation, 2

Katakabe, Yoichi*; Sugano, Ryuichiro*; Iwakiri, Hirotomo*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Iwai, Takeo*; Yoshida, Naoaki*

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Radiation damage by high energy helium, 2

Katakabe, Yoichi*; Sugano, Ryuichiro*; Iwakiri, Hirotomo*; Hamaguchi, Dai; Iwai, Takeo*; Yoshida, Naoaki*

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Material corrosion test by lead-bismuth eutectic loop, 3

Hamaguchi, Dai; Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Oigawa, Hiroyuki; Tezuka, Masao*

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Progress in development of intense materials against radiation and beam impact, 7; Measurement of residual hydrogen and helium gases in the steels irradiated in SINQ

Kikuchi, Kenji; Hamaguchi, Dai; Saito, Shigeru; Endo, Shinya; Yong, D.*

no journal, , 

Residual hydrogen and helium gases in the materials irradiated in SINQ were measured by two different methods. The results showed that the amount of residual helium gas was within a factor two. For the case of TEM specimens the residual helium gas was scattered within a couple of tens percent in comparison with published data. Residual hydrogen could not be quantified because of measuring accuracy.

Oral presentation

Progress in spallation materials research

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Hamaguchi, Dai; Endo, Shinya; Usami, Koji

no journal, , 

Spallation materials research was started in the mid of 1990s in order to have design data for constructing MW grade spallation neutron source facilities. Irradiation materials experiments were conducted by using the existing high-energy accelerator facility at PSI, under the worldwide cooperation. As a result spallation material showed less ductility and larger DBTT shift than neutron irradiation materials. Spallation materials are characterized by the higher concentration of residual He gas in the materials. Bubbles are also observed in the irradiated samples. It is essential to have an accurate evaluation of He gas production rate both numerically and experimentally.

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