STP1325: The Dependence of Swelling on Phosphorus Content in Stainless Steels Containing High Silicon Levels

    Reinhart, DE
    Graduate Student, University of Missouri, Rollo, MO

    Garner, FA
    Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1999


    Abstract

    The last segment of a four-part investigation on the influence of phosphorus and silicon on neutron-induced void swelling of austenitic stainless steels has been completed. This final segment explored the influence of these elements on the macroscopic swelling of developmental alloys irradiated in the 20% cold-worked condition in the Fast Flux Test Facility. As was also seen in the previous three series, a non-monotonic swelling response with respect to phosphorus concentration is sometimes observed. Therefore it is not safe to assume that phosphorus and/or silicon additions will always reduce swelling.

    Keywords:

    stainless steels, swelling, fast reactors, silicon, phosphorus


    Paper ID: STP13906S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13906S


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