Ratio of tritiated water and hydrogen generated in mercury through a nuclear reaction

K. Manabe, S. Yokoyama

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Abstract

Tritium generated in a mercury target is a source of potential exposure of personnel at high-energy accelerator facilities. Knowledge of the chemical form of tritium is necessary to estimate the internal doses. We studied the tritium generation upon thermal neutron irradiation of a mercury target modified into liquid lithium amalgam to examine the ratio of tritiated water ([3H]H2O) and tritiated hydrogen ([3H]H2). The ratio between [3H]H2O and [3H]H2 generated in lithium amalgam was 4:6 under these experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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