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Atomic scale studies of thermally aged pressure vessel steels

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In Pressurised Water Reactors, the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) is considered a life limiting component due to the degradation of its mechanical properties. Nano-scale Cu-enriched precipitates are known to cause embrittlement in the form of increases in hardness and the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature. The effect of irradiation on the RPV is the dominant contributor to this embrittlement. This is due to the increased mobility of Cu from the high number of vacancies, and the mat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Research group:
FIM Group
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Funding agency for:
Styman, P
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-04-28

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