Neutron irradiation and temperature effects on induced voltages in various mineral insulated cables and ceramic-coated wires

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    Experiments with cables and wires in the BR2 reactor subjected to well defined thermal gradients show significant thermoelectrically induced voltages between the cable core ends, that evolve consistently with neutron fluence. For all copper based systems, the nearly linear evolution is due to partial transmutation to nickel, while for stainless steel based systems the thermoelectric sensitivity saturates quickly to a value which depends on the local temperature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1141-1144
    Journalfusion engineering and design
    Issue number6-8
    StatePublished - Oct 2011
    Event2006 - SOFT: 4th symposium on fusion technology - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
    Duration: 11 Sep 200615 Sep 2006

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