Response of Solute and Precipitation Strengthened Copper Alloys at High Neutron Exposure
A variety of solute and precipitation strengthened copper based alloys were irradiated to displacement levels of 34 dpa at 41l°C, and 50, 100 and 150 dpa at 414°C in the Fast Flux Test Facility to assess their potential for high heat flux applications in fusion reactors. Several MZC-type alloys appear to offer the most promise for further study. For low fluence applications CuBeNi and spinodally strengthened CuNiTi alloys may also be suitable, Although Cu-2Be resists swelling, it is not recommended for fusion reactor applications because of its low conductivity.
F. A. Garner et al., "Response of Solute and Precipitation Strengthened Copper Alloys at High Neutron Exposure," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 191-194, pp. 386-390, Elsevier, Sep 1992.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3115(09)80072-X
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Evaluation; Facings; Fusion Reactors; Neutrons; Radiation Effects; Strengthening (metal); Swelling; Test Facilities; Thermal Conductivity; Fast Flux Test Facility; Materials Open Test Assembly (MOTA); Plasma Facing Components; Precipitation Strengthened Copper Alloys; Solute Strengthened Copper Alloys; Copper Alloys
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