Lead-lithium eutectic material database for nuclear fusion technology

E. Mas de les Valls, L.A. Sedano, L. Batet, I. Ricapito, A. Aiello, O. Gastaldi, F. Gabriel

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Fully validated material databases are needed for coherent technological developments in any R&D field. For nuclear fusion technology (NFT), within a near-term perspective of qualification and licensing of nuclear components and systems, this goal is both compulsory and urgent. This mandatory requirement applies for the particular case of the Pb-Li eutectic database as fusion reactor material. Pb16Li is today a reference breeder material in diverse fusion R&D programs worldwide. Technical consensus on most part of the material database inputs seems a major technological objective. In this work Pb16Li material database inputs for NFT have been systematically reviewed. Database inputs (bulk, thermal, physical-chemistry properties, and H-isotopes transport) are discussed and extended to base magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) properties, values for non-dimensional parameters and pipe/channel correlations in 2-phases dispersion models. Ongoing efforts to develop the Pb16Li material database as a computing expert system are reported. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353 - 357
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Mas de les Valls, E., Sedano, L. A., Batet, L., Ricapito, I., Aiello, A., Gastaldi, O., & Gabriel, F. (2008). Lead-lithium eutectic material database for nuclear fusion technology. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 376(3), 353 - 357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.02.016