Assessment of the neutron-induced swelling of AISI 316 stainless steel and other potential fast reactor core materials

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A survey is given of the swelling behaviour of AISI 316 steel
due to neutron irradiation. It Is shown that the cold-worked material
swells less than the solution-treated material. Irradiation of this steel
as cladding leads to much higher swelling than material irradiations,
especially at temperatures above 500 ° C, The possible explanations for this
phenomenon, i.e. composition, precipitation and state of stress, are discussed. Other materials with promisinq swelling properties are briefly reviewed.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1975

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NameSCK CEN Reports
PublisherSCK CEN

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