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Title: Void Swelling Of Aisi 321 Analog Stainless Steel Irradiated At Low Dpa Rates In The Bn-350 Reactor

In several recently published studies conducted on a Soviet analog of AISI 321 stainless steel irradiated in either fast reactors or light water reactors, it was shown that the void swelling phenomenon extended to temperatures as low as ~300ÂșC or less, when produced by neutron irradiation at dpa rates in the range 10-7 to 10-8 dpa/sec. Other studies yielded similar results for AISI 316 and the Russian analog of AISI 316. In the current study a blanket duct assembly from BN-350, constructed from the Soviet analog of AISI 321, also exhibits swelling at dpa rates on the order of 10-8 dpa/sec, with voids seen as low as 281oC and only 0.65 dpa. It appears that low-temperature swelling occurs at low dpa rates in 300 series stainless steels in general, and also occurs during irradiations conducted in either fast or mixed spectrum reactors. Therefore it is expected that a similar behavior will be observed in fusion devices as well.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
966322
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-48681
AT6020100; TRN: US0903941
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Fusion Materials Semiannual Report for the period ending December 31, 2005, DOE/ER-313/39, 108-114
Publisher:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States(US).
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BN-350 REACTOR; DUCTS; FAST REACTORS; IRRADIATION; MIXED SPECTRUM REACTORS; NEUTRONS; STAINLESS STEELS; SWELLING; WATER 10//20/09 nd: corrected title, pages, publisher info