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IJAPM 2013 Vol.3(1): 1-7 ISSN:2010-362X
DOI: 10.7763/IJAPM.2013.V3.163

Study of Liquid Lead Corrosion of Fast Nuclear Reactor and Its Mitigation by Using Molecular Dynamics Method

Artoto Arkundato, Zaki Su’ud, Mikrajuddin Abdullah, and Widayani Sutrisno

Abstract—Corrosion of iron in lead liquid coolant of fast nuclear reactor was studied using the molecular dynamics simulation method. The main goal of this work is to investigate effect of oxygen injection into lead coolant in order to reduce the corrosion rate of iron (major component of clad steel). By evaluating the mean square displacement curves, radial distribution function curves, iron diffusion coefficients and also observed the crystal structure of iron before and after oxygen injection then we concluded that the best value for significant, efficient and effective reduction of pure iron corrosion will be achieved by injection of 1.00% oxygen atoms (compared to the number of coolant atoms) into lead coolant, at temperature 750 oC. The corrosion rate had been reduced to the level of 2.09%, compared without oxygen injection.

Index Terms—Liquid lead corrosion, fast nuclear reactor, molecular dynamics method, oxygen contents.

Artoto Arkundato is with the Physics Department, Jember University, Jember, Indonesia. (68121) (e-mail: a.arkundato@gmail.com).
Zaki Su’ud, Mikrajuddin Abdullah, and Widayani Sutrisno are with Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, (40132), Indonesia. (40132) (e-mail: szaki@fi.itb.ac.id, din@fi.itb.ac.id, widayani@fi.itb.ac.id).

Cite: Artoto Arkundato, Zaki Su’ud, Mikrajuddin Abdullah, and Widayani Sutrisno, "Study of Liquid Lead Corrosion of Fast Nuclear Reactor and Its Mitigation by Using Molecular Dynamics Method," International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics  vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-7, 2013.

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ISSN: 2010-362X
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Quarterly (Since 2015)
DOI: 10.17706/IJAPM
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haydar Akca
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