Compatibility of Ni and F82H with liquid Pb-Li under rotating flow

A. Kanai, C. Park, K. Noborio, R. Kasada, S. Konishi, T. Hirose, T. Nozawa, H. Tanigawa

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The present study reports the compatibility of a reduced-activation ferritic steel F82H and Ni with liquid Pb-Li under rotating flow conditions at 600 °C. Cross-sectional observation of Ni using field emission electron probe micro-analyzer (FE-EPMA) after exposure for 100 h revealed that severe grain boundary penetration of Pb into Ni occurred up to approximately a depth of 700 μm, causing liquid metal embrittlement (LME). In contrast, the results for F82H after exposure for 500 h showed the formation of pitting holes and a Cr-depleted layer at the surface with an approximate maximum depth of 10 μm. Oxide particles were also found in the Pb-Li region in the F82H specimen after exposure. The radio-frequency glow discharge spectrometers successfully detected Li and indicated Li oxide formation at the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1653-1657
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Li-Pb
  • Liquid blanket
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Reduced-activation ferritic steel
  • Structural material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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