Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-15-1994

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

75

Issue

10

First Page

6981

Last Page

6983

DOI

10.1063/1.356748

Abstract

In nuclear power plants, neutron embrittlement of pressure vessel steels has been one of the main concerns. The use of micromagnetic Barkhausen emissions is a promising method to monitor the variations in microstructural and subsurface stress states due to their influence on these emissions. Measurements of these emissions can reveal neutron irradiationdegradation in nuclear power plant components. Samples which were irradiated at differentneutron fluences and annealed at different temperatures were obtained from three reactor surveillance programs. The results of different neutron fluences and annealing procedures showed noticeable fractional changes in the magnetic Barkhausen effect signal parameter, ΔMBE/MBE, and in the mechanical properties of these specimens. For example, increased intensity of neutron fluence decreased the ΔMBE/MBE as well as impact energy and upper‐shelf energy, but increased Rockwell hardness and yield strength. Typical changes in this parameter were in the range from −20% to −45% for fluences of up to 25×1018 n cm−2.

Comments

The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 75 (1994): 6981 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.356748.

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American Institute of Physics

Language

en

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