Report on status of PhD research: Advanced experimental techniques for the comprehension of hardening and embrittlement mechanisms in RPV steels

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

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    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 publicationDay of the PhD's
    Place of PublicationMol, Belgium
    StatePublished - 21 Oct 2008
    Event2008 - PhD day - SCK.CEN, Mol
    Duration: 21 Oct 200821 Oct 2008


    Conference2008 - PhD day

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