Title

Irradiation Effects in Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Materials

Abstract

Generation IV reactor structural materials will be exposed to high doses and temperatures during reactor operation that may lead to irradiation-induced degradation. This degradation will differ from that seen in light water reactors and therefore understanding mechanisms controlling material performance during irradiation is critical for evaluating the viability of Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts. This chapter discusses irradiation effects and microstructural changes that affect mechanical properties and dimensional stability of Generation IV reactor materials.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780081009123; 9780081009062

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Elsevier Inc., All rights reserved.

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