The effect of irradiation-induced damage on the hardening-embrittlement of RPV-steels

Marlies Lambrecht, Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, Yvan Houbaert

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    The hardening and embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessel 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 publicationProceedings of the 7th FirW PhD Symposium -〈=nl
    Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
    StatePublished - Dec 2007
    Event8th FirW PhD Symposium - Ghent
    Duration: 5 Dec 20075 Dec 2007


    Conference8th FirW PhD Symposium

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