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Use of Neutron Beams for Materials Research Relevant to the Nuclear Energy Sector

English IAEA-TECDOC-1773 (ISBN: 978-92-0-108915-1)
92 pages ¦ 61 figures ¦ EUR 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2015


This publication is a compilation of the main results and findings of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on development characterization and testing of materials of relevance to nuclear energy sector using neutron beams. The document contains joint research results from nineteen institutions which can be grouped into the main six technical areas investigation of oxide dispersion strengthened steels research on zirconium based materials (including hydrogen uptake) investigations of welded structures and objects results with irradiated materials optimization of instruments for residual strain stress measurements and efforts towards standardization of neutron imaging. Particular emphasis was placed on variable environments during material characterization and testing as required by some applications such as intensive irradiation load high temperature and high pressure conditions and the presence of strong magnetic fields. The publication also includes some additional materials supplied by the international experts along with nineteen individual contributions describing the current status of use of diverse neutron beam techniques for materials research targeting the nuclear energy sector. These nineteen individual reports are available on CD ROM attached to this publication. The publication will be of interest to physicists and engineers in the area of materials research neutron beam scientists and personnel responsible for instruments managers of neutron beam facilities nuclear reactor designers and nuclear industry representatives.

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