Gas nuclear transmutation effects in aluminum nitride

Tatsuo Shikama, T. Yano, J. Ukai, S. Onose, M. Itoh, S. J. Zinkle, L. L. Snead, T. Maruyama, S. Nagata, B. Tsuchiya, K. Toh

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Gas nuclear transmutation effects in aluminum nitride were studied by the isotope tailoring method. In this method, nearly identical materials with two different radio-isotopes of nitrogen-14 (Al14N) and 15(Al15N) were prepared. The Al14N and Al15N specimens were irradiated in the JOYO fast reactor and the HFIR thermal reactor. The results were analyzed and compared to accumulated irradiation data from JMTR and JOYO. The data clearly shows the effects of gas nuclear transmutation on the linear dimension change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep


  • Functional ceramics
  • Gas nuclear transmutation
  • Isotope tailoring
  • Radiation effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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