Masters Theses

Abstract

"This investigation was performed to determine the effects of room temperature neutron irradiation on the distribution of carbon in a nickel--0.3 wt. % carbon alloy. The experiment consisted of comparing the amount of carbon in solid solution and the internal stresses of both unirradiated and irradiated (10¹³ fn-cm⁻² < ΦF < 10¹⁸ fn-cm⁻²) samples following isochronal anneals between 100ºC and 1200ºC by using the magnetic disaccommodation technique. The results indicate that the amount of carbon remaining in solid solution decreases with increasing neutron dose. At temperatures below 200ºC this is due to the trapping of carbon by mobile irradiation-produced defects. Between 200ºC and 600ºC the formation of metastable carbides is enhanced by the presence of irradiation-produced defects. No differences are observed in irradiated and unirradiated samples above 600ºC"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Wuttig, Manfred

Committee Member(s)

Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Hale, Edward Boyd

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vi, 20 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 42).

Rights

© 1971 Bryce Linn Shriver, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Carbon compounds -- Effect of radiation on
Carbon compounds -- Effect of temperature on
Decomposition (Chemistry)

Thesis Number

T 2588

Print OCLC #

19319199

Electronic OCLC #

872388378

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