Irradiation damage in 304 and 316 stainless steels: experimental investigation and modeling. Part I: Evolution of the microstructure

C. Pokor, Y. Brechet, P. Dubuisson, J. P. Massoud, A. Barbu

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Irradiation damage in three austenitic stainless steels, SA 304L, CW 316 and CW Ti-modified 316, is investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The density and size of Frank loops after irradiation at 320 and 375 °C in experimental EBR II, BOR-60 and OSIRIS reactors for doses up to 40 dpa are characterized by TEM. The evolution of the initial dislocation network under irradiation is evaluated. A cluster dynamics model is proposed to account quantitatively for the experimental findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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