Assessment of the neutron-induced swelling of AISI 316 stainless steel and other potential fast reactor core materials

Willy Vandermeulen, Philippe Van Asbroeck

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    A survey is given of the swelling behaviour of AISI 316 steel
    due to neutron irradiation. It Is shown that the cold-worked material
    swells less than the solution-treated material. Irradiation of this steel
    as cladding leads to much higher swelling than material irradiations,
    especially at temperatures above 500 ° C, The possible explanations for this
    phenomenon, i.e. composition, precipitation and state of stress, are discussed. Other materials with promisinq swelling properties are briefly reviewed.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages24
    StatePublished - Mar 1975

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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