Fast neutron irradation induced swelling of metals and alloys

Lambert Stals

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    Abstract

    This paper deals with a literature study of the experimental data on the swelling behaviour of metals and alloys as observed after fast neutron irradiations. The experimental data shows that pure metals and alloys behave quite similarly as far as swelling is concerned. The threshhold dose for swelling is for most metals a few orders of magnitude lower than for alloys. The temperature dependence of the swelling, however, is comparable. Theory predict that in austenitic steel AISI type 304 and 316 swelling should saturate at ΔV/V ≅ 12 %. there is also some experimental evidence for saturation below ΔV/V ≅ 20 %.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages48
    StatePublished - Dec 1970

    Publication series

    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN
    No.BLG-457

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