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Title: (Irradiation creep of graphite)

(Irradiation creep of graphite) The traveler attended the Conference, International Symposium on Carbon, to present an invited paper, Irradiation Creep of Graphite,'' and chair one of the technical sessions. There were many papers of particular interest to ORNL and HTGR technology presented by the Japanese since they do not have a particular technology embargo and are quite open in describing their work and results. In particular, a paper describing the failure of Minor's law to predict the fatigue life of graphite was presented. Although the conference had an international flavor, it was dominated by the Japanese. This was primarily a result of geography; however, the work presented by the Japanese illustrated an internal program that is very comprehensive. This conference, a result of this program, was better than all other carbon conferences attended by the traveler. This conference emphasizes the need for US participation in international conferences in order to stay abreast of the rapidly expanding HTGR and graphite technology throughout the world. The United States is no longer a leader in some emerging technologies. The traveler was surprised by the Japanese position in their HTGR development. Their reactor is licensed and the major problem in their graphite program is how to eliminate it more » with the least perturbation now that most of the work has been done. « less
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OSTI Identifier:6410826
Report Number(s):ORNL/FTR-3829
ON: DE91005973
DOE Contract Number:AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:DOE/ER
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; GRAPHITE; CREEP; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; JAPAN; MEETINGS; TRAVEL; ASIA; CARBON; ELEMENTAL MINERALS; ELEMENTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MINERALS; NONMETALS; RADIATION EFFECTS 360605* -- Materials-- Radiation Effects; 700209 -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Component Development & Materials Testing