Characterization of -Silicon Carbide for Potential Use as Irradiation Temperature Monitor

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  • UGent - Universiteit Gent
  • UMons - University of Mons-Hainaut

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Post-irradiation data on the neutron-induced swelling behaviour and resistivity changes in silicon carbide often does not show a clear trend. This makes a quantitative comparison between different studies difficult. To address the diverging results after irradiation in different studies, a thorough reference study is performed on high quality -silicon carbide. The results show the response to neutron irradiation may be significantly influenced by structural defects present before irradiation. These findings open a way to improve the accuracy of silicon carbide irradiation temperature monitors


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue number662-9752
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019


  • material characterization, irradiation effects, resistivity, irradiation swelling

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