The recovery of radiation damage in molybdenum

Jos Nihoul

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    Molybdenum wires were neutron irradiated at liquid nitrogen temperature and subsequently annealed up to 800° K. The residual resistivity showed two main recovery peaks, one at 130° K and one at 440° K, with associated activation energies of 0.40 ± 0.04 eV and 1.23 ± 0.06 eV respectively. The activation energy increases linearly with temperature between 80° K and 350° K where in a rather discontinuous way a 0.25 eV higher value is reached, which remains practically constant up to 480° K.
    it is suggested that the 1.23 eV stage is basically governed by the same processes as the third annealing stage in the f.c.c. metals.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages13
    StatePublished - Jan 1962

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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