Copper precipitate hardening of irradiated RPV materials and implications on the superposition law and re-irradiation kinetics

Rachid Chaouadi, Robert Gérard, Jan Wagemans

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    Copper is known to play an important role in irradiation hardening and embrittlement of RPV materials. This is particularly true for old vessels where Cu, present as a residual element, was not well controlled. Indeed, while Cu-content is low (
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-74
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Oct 2005

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