Investigation of tritium analysis methods for ion microbeam application
2012 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, Vol. 273, 250-253 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The trapping and retention of tritium in deposited layers on plasma-facing components is a critical issue for the international tokamak experimental reactor (ITER) and for future power producing tokamak fusion reactors. Cross sections of deposited layers at surfaces in the JET tokamak divertor are being investigated using ion microbeam analysis. To include tritium analysis with high spatial resolution, a number of plausible ion beam techniques have been investigated. Calibration samples with 150 nm tritiated titanium films were used. Absolute concentrations were determined with classical ERD using 2.5-3.5 MeV C-12(+). Cross sections for non-Rutherford ERD and for the T(C-12,p)C-14 and T(C-12,alpha)B-11 nuclear reactions were measured for different angles in the energy range 2.5-15 MeV. Background spectra were collected from pure carbon, beryllium and deuterium enriched samples and the sensitivity for microbeam NRA measurements of the tritium concentration in thick targets with predominantly Be-C-D matrix was estimated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 273, 250-253 p.
Tritium, Cross section, Microbeam, Fusion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170343DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.07.087ISI: 000300471000066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170343DiVA: diva2:509194