|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Corrosion in Heavy Liquid Metals for Energy Systems
||Review of Liquid Metal Corrosion Under Irradiation and Progress Report on the LBE-Irradiation-Corrosion Experiment (ICE)
||Franziska Schmidt, Peter Hosemann
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The corrosion process in structural materials subjected to liquid metal (LM) corrosion and simultaneous irradiation is still poorly understood. Understanding coupled irradiation-corrosion (IC) effects relevant to LM-cooled reactors without access to test reactors must proceed via analogous experiments studying specific processes in structural and model materials. The experimental design for these accelerated studies strongly depends on the effects to be studied and the limitations of its transferability to real reactor conditions are not necessarily obvious. We will give an overview of IC studies in LM environments and discuss how lessons learned in aqueous IC experiments could aid our understanding of coupled IC effects in LM-cooled reactors. We will also present a progress update on the newest iteration of the Irradiation-Corrosion Experiment (ICE) III, which is designed to study metal thin foils under simultaneous corrosion and proton irradiation, including preliminary results of pure Fe exposed to LBE and 4 MeV protons.
||Nuclear Materials, Thin Films and Interfaces,