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Title: Irradiation-induced precipitation modelling of ferritic steels
Authors: Yin, Y.
Faulkner, Roy G.
Lu, Zheng
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V
Citation: YIN, Y., FAULKNER, R.G. and LU, Z., 2009. Irradiation-induced precipitation modelling of ferritic steels. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 389 (2), pp. 225-232
Abstract: In high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels typically used in reactor pressure vessels (RPV), irradiation-induced microstructure changes affect the performance of the components. One such change is precipitation hardening due to the formation of solute clusters and/or precipitates which form as a result of irradiation-enhanced solute diffusion and thermodynamic stability changes. The other is irradiation-enhanced tempering which is a result of carbide coarsening due to irradiation-enhanced carbon diffusion. Both effects have been studied using a recently developed Monte Carlo based precipitation kinetics simulation technique and modelling results are compared with experimental measurements. Good agreements have been achieved.
Description: This is an article from the serial Journal of Nuclear Materials[© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505671/description#description
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2009.02.006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4601
ISSN: 0022-3115
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