Polarized SANS study of microstructural evolution in a martensitic steel for fusion reactors

R. Coppola, H. Glättli, M. Valli

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The results of a polarized SANS study of a martensitic steel (MANET) developed for fusion-reactor technology are presented. The measurements were carried out to investigate Cr-redistribution phenomena in the martensitic matrix, which can play a crucial role in ductile-to-brittle transition changes under irradiation. The nuclear-magnetic interference term and the ratio of nuclear plus magnetic to nuclear SANS cross sections show that such inhomogeneities, which are present immediately after quenching and give rise to Fe-rich precipitates, dissolve even for short tempering times.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue numberSUPPL.II
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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