Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3

Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3

Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3 150 150 Mathew
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Anisotropic thermal conductivity in Li2TiO3

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 to favourably adjust the thermal conductivity of Li2TiO3 in breeder blanket designs 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.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Publisher:
Elsevier
Published date:
05/08/2021