Advanced experimental techniques for the comprehension of hardening and embrittlement mechanisms in RPV-steels.

Marlies Lambrecht, Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, Yvan Houbaert, Lorenzo Malerba

    Research outputpeer-review


    The hardening and embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV)-steels is of great concern in the actual nuclear power plant life assessment. This embrittlement is caused by irradiation-induced damage, like vacancies, interstitials, solutes and their clusters. An established and accepted understanding of the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon is required. The aim of this project is to develop predictive tools, by combination of advanced experimental techniques and computer simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th FirW PhD Symposium -〈=nl
    Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
    StatePublished - Dec 2006
    Event7th FirW PhD Symposium. - FirW UGent, Ghent
    Duration: 29 Nov 200629 Nov 2006


    Conference7th FirW PhD Symposium.

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