Advanced experimental techniques for the comprehension of hardening and embrittlement mechanisms in RPV-steels.

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Abstract

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.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th FirW PhD Symposium - http://symposium.elis.ugent.be/index.php?section=prgposters〈=nl
Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
Pages1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Event7th FirW PhD Symposium. - FirW UGent, Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 29 Nov 200629 Nov 2006

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Conference7th FirW PhD Symposium.
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period2006-11-292006-11-29

Keywords

  • RPV-steels, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, irradiation-induced damage

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