Irradiation Effects in Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Materials
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.
A. Aitkaliyeva et al., "Irradiation Effects in Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Materials," Structural Materials for Generation IV Nuclear Reactors, pp. 253-283, Elsevier Inc., Sep 2016.
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