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Title: Fracture toughness of irradiated wrought and cast austenitic stainless steels in BWR environment.

Abstract

In light water reactors, austenitic stainless steels (SSs) are used extensively as structural alloys in reactor core internal components because of their high strength, ductility, and fracture toughness. Exposure to high levels of neutron irradiation for extended periods degrades the fracture properties of these steels by changing the material microstructure (e.g., radiation hardening) and microchemistry (e.g., radiation-induced segregation). We look at the results of a study of simulated light-water reactor coolants, material chemistry, and irradiation damage and their effects on the susceptibility to stress-corrosion cracking of various commercially available and laboratory-melted stainless steels.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USNRC
OSTI Identifier:
982624
Report Number(s):
ANL/NE/CP-59818
TRN: US201015%%1234
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems; Aug. 19, 2007 - Aug. 23, 2007; Whistler, B.C., Canada
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENT; FRACTURE PROPERTIES; NUCLEAR POWER; RADIATION HARDENING; REACTOR CORES; STAINLESS STEELS; STEELS; STRESS CORROSION; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Chopra, O. K., Gruber, E. E., and Shack, W. J.. Fracture toughness of irradiated wrought and cast austenitic stainless steels in BWR environment.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Chopra, O. K., Gruber, E. E., & Shack, W. J.. Fracture toughness of irradiated wrought and cast austenitic stainless steels in BWR environment.. United States.
Chopra, O. K., Gruber, E. E., and Shack, W. J.. Mon . "Fracture toughness of irradiated wrought and cast austenitic stainless steels in BWR environment.". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {In light water reactors, austenitic stainless steels (SSs) are used extensively as structural alloys in reactor core internal components because of their high strength, ductility, and fracture toughness. Exposure to high levels of neutron irradiation for extended periods degrades the fracture properties of these steels by changing the material microstructure (e.g., radiation hardening) and microchemistry (e.g., radiation-induced segregation). We look at the results of a study of simulated light-water reactor coolants, material chemistry, and irradiation damage and their effects on the susceptibility to stress-corrosion cracking of various commercially available and laboratory-melted stainless steels.},
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