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Title: Austenitic stainless steel alloys having improved resistance to fast neutron-induced swelling

Abstract

The present invention is based on the discovery that radiation-induced voids which occur during fast neutron irradiation can be controlled by small but effective additions of titanium and silicon. The void-suppressing effect of these metals in combination is demonstrated and particularly apparent in austenitic stainless steels.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Kingston, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863375
Patent Number(s):
4158606
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) [*] Notice: portion of term of this patent subsequent to March 8, 1994 has been disclaimed.
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
austenitic; stainless; steel; alloys; improved; resistance; fast; neutron-induced; swelling; based; discovery; radiation-induced; voids; occur; neutron; irradiation; controlled; effective; additions; titanium; silicon; void-suppressing; effect; metals; combination; demonstrated; particularly; apparent; steels; steel alloy; stainless steels; fast neutron; neutron irradiation; stainless steel; austenitic stainless; steel alloys; improved resistance; induced swelling; radiation-induced voids; neutron-induced swelling; fast neutron-induced; /376/420/

Citation Formats

Bloom, Everett E, Stiegler, James O, Rowcliffe, Arthur F, and Leitnaker, James M. Austenitic stainless steel alloys having improved resistance to fast neutron-induced swelling. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Bloom, Everett E, Stiegler, James O, Rowcliffe, Arthur F, & Leitnaker, James M. Austenitic stainless steel alloys having improved resistance to fast neutron-induced swelling. United States.
Bloom, Everett E, Stiegler, James O, Rowcliffe, Arthur F, and Leitnaker, James M. Mon . "Austenitic stainless steel alloys having improved resistance to fast neutron-induced swelling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863375.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is based on the discovery that radiation-induced voids which occur during fast neutron irradiation can be controlled by small but effective additions of titanium and silicon. The void-suppressing effect of these metals in combination is demonstrated and particularly apparent in austenitic stainless steels.},
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year = {1979},
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