SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1999

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


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.

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Reinhart, DE
University of Missouri, Rollo, MO
Garner, FA
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 822–829
DOI: 10.1520/STP13906S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5395-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2614-5