Duration of the project
05.01.2015. - 30.11.2015.
Countries and institutions involved in the project
Aim of the project
Investigation of the influence of Li2TiO3 additions on the radiation stability of modified Li4SiO4 pebbles, by analysing the formation and accumulation of radiation-induced defects and radiolysis products.
2) On the basis of the obtained results, recommendations for the development of tritium breeding ceramics can be made and used for further investigations.
3) Ensure long-term cooperation, sharing of knowledge and strengthening of the partnership between Baltic countries and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).
4) Further training of the students and PhD students taking part in the project
Main activities of the project
1. Planning of experiments;
2. Preparation and characterization of the samples;
3. The sample irradiation with accelerated electrons;
4. Analysis of samples and comparison with literature data;
5. Preparation of results for the publication at conferences and in a peer reviewed journal;
6. Student training at the summer schools in Germany.
Target group and number of persons involved
The results of this project are interesting for all ITER partners that are working on the development of tritium breeding ceramics (EU, Japan, China, South Korea und India).
Latvia (6 persons):
1. Dr. chem. Gunta Kizane
2. Dr. chem. Larisa Baumane
3. Phd student Arturs Zarins
4. Phd student Liga Avotina
5. undergraduate chemistry student Oskars Valtenbergs
6. Valentina Kinerte; Chem. Eng
Germany (3 persons):
1. Dr. rer. nat. Regina Knitter
2. Dipl. Ing. Matthias Kolb
3. M. Eng. Oliver Leys
Estonia (6 persons):
1. Dr. phys. Madis Kiisk
2. Asoc. Prof. Matti Laan
3. Dr. phys. Indrek Jogi
4. Dr. Peeter Paris
5. Phd student Rasmus Talviste
6. Phd student Kaarel Piip
Lithuania (2 Persons):
1. Prof., Dr. habil. Sigitas Tamulevičius
2. PhD student, Jolita Sakaliuniene