Title

The Influence of Silicon on Void Nucleation in Irradiated Alloys

Abstract

The addition of silicon to pure nickel. Ni-Cr alloys and Fe-Ni-Cr alloys raises the diffusivity of each of the alloy components. The resultant increase in the effective vacancy diffusion coefficient causes large reductions in the nucleation rate of voids during irradiation. This extends the transient regime of swelling, which is controlled not only by the amount of silicon in solution but also by the precipitation kinetics of precipitates rich in nickel and silicon.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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