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Title: Down-selection of candidate alloys for further testing of advanced replacement materials for LWR core internals

Abstract

Life extension of the existing nuclear reactors imposes irradiation of high fluences to structural materials, resulting in significant challenges to the traditional reactor materials such as type 304 and 316 stainless steels. Advanced alloys with superior radiation resistance will increase safety margins, design flexibility, and economics for not only the life extension of the existing fleet but also new builds with advanced reactor designs. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) teamed up with Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program to initiate the Advanced Radiation Resistant Materials (ARRM) program, aiming to identify and develop advanced alloys with superior degradation resistance in light water reactor (LWR)-relevant environments by 2024.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Applied Physics Program
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399411
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/497
103741
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Was, Gary, Leonard, Keith J., and Tan, Lizhen. Down-selection of candidate alloys for further testing of advanced replacement materials for LWR core internals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399411.
Was, Gary, Leonard, Keith J., & Tan, Lizhen. Down-selection of candidate alloys for further testing of advanced replacement materials for LWR core internals. United States. doi:10.2172/1399411.
Was, Gary, Leonard, Keith J., and Tan, Lizhen. Fri . "Down-selection of candidate alloys for further testing of advanced replacement materials for LWR core internals". United States. doi:10.2172/1399411. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399411.
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author = {Was, Gary and Leonard, Keith J. and Tan, Lizhen},
abstractNote = {Life extension of the existing nuclear reactors imposes irradiation of high fluences to structural materials, resulting in significant challenges to the traditional reactor materials such as type 304 and 316 stainless steels. Advanced alloys with superior radiation resistance will increase safety margins, design flexibility, and economics for not only the life extension of the existing fleet but also new builds with advanced reactor designs. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) teamed up with Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program to initiate the Advanced Radiation Resistant Materials (ARRM) program, aiming to identify and develop advanced alloys with superior degradation resistance in light water reactor (LWR)-relevant environments by 2024.},
doi = {10.2172/1399411},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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