Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 293–297 | Cite as

Corrosion of Modified 9Cr–1Mo Steel and Indian RAFMS in Static Pb–17Li at 773 K

  • Poulami Chakraborty
  • Vivekanand Kain
  • Pankaj Kumar Pradhan
  • Ram Kishen Fotedar
  • Nagaiyar Krishnamurthy
Original Research


Corrosion of modified 9Cr–1Mo steel (P91) and Indian Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic Steel (IN-RAFMS) was studied in static lead–17 atom% lithium eutectic for 355 h at 773 K. Exposure to molten Pb–17Li led to loss of weight in P91 material whereas IN-RAFMS gained weight which was possibly due to longer incubation period and post-exposure surface oxidation. Depletion of Fe and Cr occurred from a thin surface layer in both P91 and IN-RAFMS although higher oxygen buildup on the surface of IN-RAFMS justified its weight gain.


Corrosion Modified 9Cr–1Mo steel Indian RAFMS Pb–17Li 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poulami Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Vivekanand Kain
    • 2
  • Pankaj Kumar Pradhan
    • 3
  • Ram Kishen Fotedar
    • 1
  • Nagaiyar Krishnamurthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Fusion Reactor Materials SectionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Materials Science DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Materials Processing DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, MumbaiIndia

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