STP1447

    Microstructure Response in Copper and Copper Alloys Irradiated with Fission Neutrons with Controlled Temperature Variations

    Published: Jan 2004


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    Abstract

    The effects of temperature variation on microstructural evolution were investigated for Cu, Cu-5Ni, Cu-3.5Zn, and Cu-5Ni-2Zn irradiated in JMTR and HFIR. The low temperature pre-irradiation at 477 K to 533 K was shown not to influence microstructural evolution significantly during the following irradiation at 613 K to 693 K. On the other hand, downward temperature shift during irradiation was shown to produce void formation in Cu and Cu-3.5Zn. The mechanism of the temperature variation effects was discussed based on the defect properties and the details of the temperature transient history during irradiation.

    Keywords:

    microstructure, neutron irradiation, temperature variation effects, copper, copper alloys


    Author Information:

    Muroga, T
    Professor, National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu,

    Watanabe, H
    Associate Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka,


    Paper ID: STP11272S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11272S


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