Fundamentals of Radiation Materials Science: Metals and Alloys

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 16, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 827 pages

Radiation Materials Science teaches readers the fundamentals of the effects of radiation on metals and alloys. When energetic particles strike a solid, numerous processes occur that can change the physical and mechanical properties of the material. Metals and alloys represent an important class of materials that, by virtue of their use in nuclear reactor cores, are subject to intense radiation fields. Radiation causes metals and alloys to swell, distort, blister, harden, soften and deform. This textbook and reference covers the basics of particle-atom interaction for a range of particle types, the amount and spatial extent of the resulting radiation damage, the physical effects of irradiation and the changes in mechanical behavior of irradiated metals and alloys. Concepts are developed systematically and quantitatively, supported by examples, references for further reading and problems at the end of each chapter. Beyond addressing students enrolling for a materials sciences or nuclear engineering degree, the book will benefit professionals in laboratories, reactor manufacturers and specialists working in the utility industry.

 

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Contents

The Radiation Damage Event
3
The Displacement of Atoms
73
The Damage Cascade
125
Point Defect Formation and Diffusion
155
RadiationEnhanced and Diffusion Defect Reaction Rate Theory
192
RadiationInduced Segregation 231
229
Dislocation Microstructure
267
IrradiationInduced Voids and Bubbles
343
Nomenclature
484
Unique Effects of Ion Irradiation
491
Simulation of Neutron Irradiation Effects with Ions
545
Irradiation Hardening and Deformation
581
to Intermediate Temperatures
685
Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Irradiated Metals and Alloys
765
Index
815
Copyright

Phase Stability Under Irradiation
433

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