Electron irradiation-induced mechanical property changes in reactor pressure vessel alloys

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High-energy electrons were used to study tensile property changes in simple Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn alloys irradiated at 288C. A comparison was made with neutron irradiation data on the same alloys. An apparent effect of alloy chemistry was observed in which the presence of Mn affected embrittlement differently for electron and neutron irradiation. Comparison of previous experimental studies with the present experimental results indicates that electrons may be more efficient than fast neutrons at producing embrittlement.

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Alexander, D.E.; Rehn, L.E.; Odette, G.R. & Lucas, G.E. November 1, 1995.

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High-energy electrons were used to study tensile property changes in simple Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn alloys irradiated at 288C. A comparison was made with neutron irradiation data on the same alloys. An apparent effect of alloy chemistry was observed in which the presence of Mn affected embrittlement differently for electron and neutron irradiation. Comparison of previous experimental studies with the present experimental results indicates that electrons may be more efficient than fast neutrons at producing embrittlement.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006741

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  • Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA (United States), 27 Nov - 1 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96006741
  • Report No.: ANL/MSD/CP--86950
  • Report No.: CONF-951155--75
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 205974
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667806

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Alexander, D.E.; Rehn, L.E.; Odette, G.R. & Lucas, G.E. Electron irradiation-induced mechanical property changes in reactor pressure vessel alloys, article, November 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667806/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.