Comprehensive look at the latest research on how radiation effects metal and non-metal materials, with emphasis on fundamental mechanisms of damage and applications to nuclear systems.
Over 80 peer-review papers in 15 sections. The diversity of the selections cover a complete range of topics, including:
The importance of research on radiation embrittlement as a predictor of safety margins
General aspects of radiation damage
Research covering reactor pressure vessels (RPV) steels and the various properties and microstructures
Results of studies of ferritic and ferritic-martensitic steels
Areas of research involving austentic alloys, copper and copper alloys, as well as alloys of zirconium, aluminum and vanadium
Irradiation of nonmetallics, including one paper on fast reactor nuclear fuel.