Recent applications of small-angle neutron scattering in the characterization of irradiated steels for nuclear technologies

R. Coppola, M. Klimenkov, R. Lindau, A. Möslang, M. Valli, A. Wiedenmann

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Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is a powerful experimental tool to investigate the microstructural evolution under irradiation in steels for fission and future fusion reactor systems. We present recent SANS results concerning the modelling of helium bubble growth in F82H-mod. steel implanted with α-particles and the dose dependence of microstructural radiation damage in Eurofer-97 steel for fusion reactors irradiated at 250 °C. The discussion of these results is focussed on the quality of the metallurgical information obtained by such SANS measurements and consequently on their usefulness also for engineering and design purposes. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100 - 105
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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