Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 AM

Description

In operating nuclear reactors, the steel pressure vessel is exposed to neutron irradiation. The high energy part (>1 MeV) of this irradiation, over a long period, makes the steel brittle and susceptible to rupture.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Material Properties

Section

Magnetic Methods and Materials

Pages

1823-1830

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_233

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Preliminary Studies of Magnetic NDE Techniques for Identifying Neutron Embrittlement of Pressure Vessel Steel

La Jolla, CA

In operating nuclear reactors, the steel pressure vessel is exposed to neutron irradiation. The high energy part (>1 MeV) of this irradiation, over a long period, makes the steel brittle and susceptible to rupture.