STP782: Calculation of Cavity Nucleation Under Irradiation with Continuous Helium Generation

    Parker, CA
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    Russell, KC
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    Department of Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1982


    Abstract

    The theory of cavity nucleation in irradiated metals has been modified to include three important effects: (1) non-ideality of the inert gas in cavities, (2) a linearly increasing helium concentration with dose, and (3) nucleation of cavities on approximately equilibrium bubbles of any size. Calculations using the improved model to predict cavity density and size distribution are reported for simulated fast neutron and dual-ion irradiation experiments.

    Keywords:

    irradiation, cavities, voids, stainless steel, ion irradiation, neutron irradiation, radiation damage, nucleation theory


    Paper ID: STP34396S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34396S


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