The re-crystallization issue in lead-bismuth technology

P. Agostini, E. Baicchi, A. Zucchini, G. Benamati

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Numerical and experimental studies were performed to investigate the behaviour of lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) after solidification. Re-crystallization of LBE is the main phenomenon to consider; it may lead to serious over-stressing of structural materials. The conditions for the target vessel of MEGAwatt PIlot Experiment (MEGAPIE) were especially considered. Some general recommendations were deduced in order to help avoiding dangerous events. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275 - 279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Agostini, P., Baicchi, E., Zucchini, A., & Benamati, G. (2004). The re-crystallization issue in lead-bismuth technology. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 335(2 SPEC. ISS.), 275 - 279.