STP481

    Chapter 2—Neutron Embrittlement of Pressure Vessel Steels—A Brief Review

    Published: Jan 1970


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    Abstract

    Nuclear radiation has been shown to affect the properties of structural steels; primarily through hardening and embrittlement. Such changes may be small or large, but in any case they must be defined so that the condition of the reactor vessel is known at every phase of reactor life. This is the basis for reactor vessel surveillance.


    Paper ID: STP28626S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28626S


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