Response of solute and precipitation strengthened copper alloys at high neutron exposure

F. A. Garner, M. L. Hamilton, T. Shikama, D. J. Edwards, J. W. Newkirk

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Abstract

A variety of solute and precipitation strengthened copper based alloys were irradiated to displacement levels of 34 dpa at 41l°C, and 50, 100 and 150 dpa at 414°C in the Fast Flux Test Facility to assess their potential for high heat flux applications in fusion reactors. Several MZC-type alloys appear to offer the most promise for further study. For low fluence applications CuBeNi and spinodally strengthened CuNiTi alloys may also be suitable, Although Cu-2Be resists swelling, it is not recommended for fusion reactor applications because of its low conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume191-194
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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