SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

Radiation Damage Studies Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering


This contribution reviews a number of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) studies of irradiated metals and steels of relevance to fission and fusion technology. Information obtainable by SANS measurements is recalled with special reference to the determination of the size distribution function of the microstructural inhomogeneities. The selected examples concern studies of the main kinds of radiation defects: voids, precipitates, He-bubbles. Some recent results obtained on structural materials for the “first-wall” of fusion reactors are also presented.

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Albertini, G
INFM -Dipartimento di Scienze dei Materiali e della Terra, Università, Ancona, Italy
Carsughi, F
Institut für Festkörperforschung, KFA, Jülich, Germany
Coppola, R
ENEA-Casaccia, Roma, Italy
Rustichelli, F
INFM -Istituto di Scienze Fisiche, Università, Ancona, Italy
Stefanon, M
ENEA, Bologna, Italy
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 206–219
DOI: 10.1520/STP16474S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5328-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2016-7