SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1975

Effect of the Degree of Cold Work on the Irradiation-Induced Swelling of Type 316 Stainless Steel


The effect of the degree of cold work, as measured by X-ray line broadening techniques, on the irradiation-induced swelling of Type 316 stainless steel has been studied using 5-MeV nickel ions as the bombarding species. The level of cold work is expressed in terms of nonuniform lattice strain, ϵ. A critical value of ϵ exists below which swelling is a strongly decreasing function of ϵ, and above which a saturation of the effect occurs such that further increases in ϵ have very little influence on the swelling behavior. The critical value of ϵ increases with increasing temperature and ion dose. The implications of these results on the design of an liquid metal fast breeder reactor fuel rod are discussed.

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Challenger, KD
, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Lauritzen, T
, Sunnyvale, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 388–403
DOI: 10.1520/STP33701S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4653-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0539-3