Hydrogen and deuterium transport and inventory parameters in a Cu-0.65Cr-0.08Zr alloy for fusion reactor applications

E. Serra, A. Perujo

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A time dependent permeation method has been used to measure the transport and inventory parameters of hydrogen and deuterium in the precipitation hardened (PH) Cu-0.65 wt% Cr-0.08 wt% Zr alloy (ELBRODUR HF). The measurements cover the temperature range from 553 to 773 K using a hydrogen or deuterium pressure in the range 1-100 kPa. The permeabilities, diffusivities and Sieverts' constant values for ELBRODUR obtained in this work were about 2 time higher, 2 times lower and between 3 and 10 time higher respectively to that of Cu (F. Reiter et al., A compilation of Tritium Material Interaction Parameters in Fusion Reactor Materials, EUR 15217 EN (1993)) in the temperature range studied. Using the measured diffusivities and Sieverts' constant values for H2and D2and a quantum-mechanical model, an extrapolation for tritium is also presented. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028 - 1032
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 1 A
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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