Metallurgist, Knolls Atomic Power Lab., General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
Pages: 8 Published: Jan 1973
About 75 low alloy steels that have been irradiation tested at 450 to 550 F (232 to 288 C) have been chemically analyzed for copper, aluminum, total nitrogen, and combined nitrogen. Uncombined nitrogen content has been found to have a strong modifying action on the effectiveness of copper in controlling sensitivity to irradiation embrittlement at 450 to 550 F (232 to 288 C).
neutron irradiation, radiation effects, irradiation, embrittlement, structural steels, pressure vessels, copper, aluminum, nitrogen
Paper ID: STP35432S