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Title: Stress-induced martensitic transformation during tensile test of full-size TF conductor jacket tube at 4.2 K

The toroidal-field (TF) conductor jacket of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is made of modified 316LN stainless steel, which is influenced by heat treatment at approximately 650 °C for 200 h to produce Nb{sub 3}Sn superconducting materials at the final stage. Due to the high electromagnetic forces arising during magnet operation, higher mechanical properties of the jacket materials at cryogenic temperatures are required. In our work, mechanical properties of the full-size TF conductor jacket tube were investigated, which satisfied the ITER requirements. Stress-induced martensitic transformation mechanism during tensile test of the conductor jacket material at 4.2 K was characterized by means of in-situ temperature dependent XRD, vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and in conjunction with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The tensile behavior related to the amount of stress-induced phase transformation at cryogenic temperature was also discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, P.R. China and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100049, P.R. (China)
  2. Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, P.R. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22264051
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1574; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International cryogenic materials conference, Anchorage, AK (United States), 17-21 Jun 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; HEAT TREATMENTS; ITER TOKAMAK; MAGNETS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NITROGEN ADDITIONS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; STAINLESS STEEL-316L; STRESSES; SUPERCONDUCTORS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TUBES; VIBRATING SAMPLE MAGNETOMETERS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION