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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2405069 (2012)

Regular Articles

Electroplating of Erbium on Steel Surface in ErCl3 Doped LiCl-KCl
Masatoshi KONDO, Teruya TANAKA1), Takeo MUROGA1), Hiroyuki TSUJIMURA2) and Yasuhiko ITO3)
Tokai University, 4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratuka 259-1292, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292, Japan
I' MSEP Co.LTD, D-egg, No1, kodo, Jinzodani, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0332, Japan
Doshisha University, Tatara, Miyakodani, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0321, Japan
(Received 11 December 2011 / Accepted 22 March 2012 / Published 26 July 2012)


The electroplating of Er metal on the reduced activation ferritic martensitic steel, JLF-1 (Fe-9Cr-2W-0.1C), in a molten salt was studied. The specimen was immersed in the molten ErCl3 doped LiCl-KCl electrolyte. The electroplating was carried out by a constant potential electrolysis method and a pulsed current electrolysis method. It was found that the Er metal was deposited on the specimen surface due to the electrochemical reaction.


blanket, coating, tritium permeation barrier, electrical insulation layer, electroplating

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2405069


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Masatoshi KONDO, Teruya TANAKA, Takeo MUROGA, Hiroyuki TSUJIMURA and Yasuhiko ITO, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2405069 (2012).