To evaluate Helium (He) effect on hydrogen isotope retention in tungsten (W), He+ was introduced into W bulk by 201 – 1000 keV He+, or W surface by 3 keV He+ for 6 MeV Fe ion damaged W at room temperature. The deuterium (D) retention behavior was evaluated by thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). In addition, the amount of tritium (T) at surface and bulk were separately evaluated by beta-ray induced X-ray spectroscopy (BIXS). The experimental results indicated that the formation of He-void complexes reduced the D trapping in vacancies and voids which have higher trapping energy by the bulk He retention. The BIXS measurement also supported the He enhanced the D reduction in the W bulk region. On the other hand, the He ion irradiation near the surface region enhanced D trapping by dislocation loops or surface, indicating the existence of He near surface interfered the D diffusion toward the bulk. It was concluded that the He existence in bulk or surface will significantly change the D trapping and diffusion behavior in damaged W.
- Damaged W
- He in damaged W
- Hydrogen isotope retention behavior