Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3 ceramic breeder materials

Sanjeev, Megha and Gilbert, Mark and Murphy, Samuel (2021) Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3 ceramic breeder materials. Fusion Engineering and Design, 170: 112710. ISSN 0920-3796

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The high anisotropy in the thermal conductivity of lithium metatitanate, Li2TiO3, is shown using the classical simulation method of Molecular Dynamics (MD). The thermal conductivity along the z-direction is markedly lower than that in x and y. This characteristic could be exploited in the fabrication of breeder blanket design to favourably adjust the thermal conductivity of Li2TiO3 by ensuring alignment along x or y. This work sets the foundation for investigating the effect of defects on the thermal conductivity of Li2TiO3, as anticipated to be formed during the lifetime of a breeder blanket.

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Fusion Engineering and Design
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Fusion Engineering and Design. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fusion Engineering and Design, 170, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2021.112710
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