Accession Number : AD0433152


Title :   EFFECTS OF NEUTRON IRRADIATION ON THE PROPERTIES OF REACTOR STRUCTURAL MATERIALS,


Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Steele, L E ; Hawthorne, J R


Report Date : 20 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Significant accomplishments in the calendar year 1963 for four areas of research are summarized. These include: (1) The determination of high energy neutron exposure to reactor pressure vessels utilizing the Mn(54) isotope analysis; (2) the evaluation of various steels in terms of radiation sensitivity. (3) the assessment of the effects of nuclear environmental conditions and service stress conditions as factors in irradiated steel behavior, and (4) determination of the influence of thermal environment (during and after irradiation) on the neutron embrittlement of reactor steels. (Author)


Descriptors :   STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , DAMAGE , DOSIMETERS , RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES , MANGANESE , IRON , STEEL


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE