||Hydrogen–deuterium exchange on plasma-exposed W and SS surface
Takagi, Ikuji ,
Nomura, Shinji ,
Minamimoto, Toshihiro ,
Akiyoshi, Masafumi ,
Kobayashi, TaishiSasaki, Takayuki
Journal of Nuclear Materials
1128 , 2015-08 , Elsevier B.V.
Available online 14 November 2014
The desorption cross section for hydrogen isotopes adsorbed on stainless steel (SS) and tungsten (W) has been evaluated experimentally to provide basic information on tritium exchange. One side of a sample sheet was alternately exposed to H and D plasma, and deuterium density on the surface was repeatedly observed using nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) under continuous plasma exposure. From the time dependent change in the deuterium density, the desorption cross sections for SS and W were estimated to be 6.9 ± 2.3 × 10[−23] m and 4.6 ± 1.0 × 10[−23] m, respectively. No significant differences in the cross section between H and D plasma were observed. Recombinative desorption was found to dominate the desorption process owing to the low incident energy of hydrogen atoms.