Tensile specimens of stress-relieved and recrystallized molybdenum were irradiated at five temperatures between 646 and 1073 K in FFTF/MOTA cycle 11. The exposure levels were in the range of 6.8 to 34 dpa depending on the irradiation temperatures. After irradiation tensile tests and hardness test were carried out at room temperature. The total elongation of stress-relived specimens irradiated at 792, 873 and 1073 K ranged from 9 to 13%, and those of recrystallized specimens irradiated at these temperatures were almost 0%. The fracture modes of the stress-relieved specimens irradiated at 646-873 K were transgranular type and those of recrystallized specimens irradiated at 646-1073 K were intergranular type. Grain growth and intergranular fracture surface were observed in the stress-relieved specimen irradiated at 1073 K but it still has 9% total elongation. It is important that the stress-relived molybdenum had enough ductility at room temperature after neutron exposures up to relatively high fluences.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering