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Abstract

The chemical reactivity of the lithium - lead eutectic with nitrogen and oxygen has been studied. While nitrogen is inert towards Li-17Pb-83 up to 1073 K, oxygen reacts, already at 750 degrees K, with the lithium contained in the alloy. Compatibility tests at 873 degrees K between AISI 316L stainless steel and Li-17Pb-83 under known partial pressures of nitrogen and oxygen have shown that the former gas does not influence the corrosion phenomenon while the later greatly enhances it.

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Authors: COEN V, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);DADD A T, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);KOLBE H, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);ORECCHIA L JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIQUID METAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN ENERGY PRODUCTION, OXFORD (UK), APRIL 9-13, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31327 ORA
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