Structure and properties degradation of the nuclear graphite under neutron irradiation
National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Akademika Kurchatova pl., Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2018, 9 (11), pp 781-788
Publication Date (Web): Jul 24, 2018
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The operation of nuclear graphite in graphite-moderated reactors is accompanied by its properties degradation under the influence of neutron irradiation, which limits their service life. In this connection, it is of interest to identify the mechanisms that determine the properties degradation of graphite materials at various operational stages of operating RBMK power reactors.
Nuclear graphite, neutron irradiation, power reactor, graphite, RBMK, electron microscopy, fractographic analysis, SEM, TEM.