2022 Annual Meeting

Presentation information

Oral presentation

V. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Materials » 503-1 Reactor Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Corrosion, Water Chemistry,Water Quality Control

[1J13-18] Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Radiolysis 3

Wed. Mar 16, 2022 3:50 PM - 5:30 PM Room J

Chair: Shunsuke Uchida (JAEA)

4:20 PM - 4:35 PM

[1J15] Challenge toward extensive corrosion prevention in PCV system under the Influence of α/β/γ radiation

(3)Effects of α- and β-ray radiation on corrosion -Electromechical investigations using sealed beta source-

*Tomonori Sato1, Chiaki Kato1, Nobuaki Sato2, Kuniki Hata1, Yutaka Watanabe2 (1. Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2. Tohoku University)

Keywords:Corrosion, be-ta ray, Radiolysis, Corrosion Potential, Polarization Resistance

Primary containment vessel in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is exposed to the corrosive environment under irradiation. Especially, the materials nearby the fuel debris will be exposed not only to gamma-ray but also to alpha- and beta-rays. However, the limited data were reported for the corrosion evaluations under the direct irradiation of alpha- and beta-rays. So, the electrochemical investigations were performed using sealed beta-ray source in this study. As a result, it was confirmed that the polarization resistance of carbon steel decreased and the corrosion potential of stainless steel increased by beta-ray irradiation.