Radiation damage study using small-angle neutron scattering

E. Rétfalvi, Gy Török, L. Rosta

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Nuclear radiation provides important changes in the microstructure of metallic components of nuclear power plant and research reactors, influencing their mechanical properties. The investigation of this problem has primary interest for the safety and life-time of such nuclear installations. For the characterization of this kind of nanostructures small angle neutron scattering technique is a very useful tool. We have carried out experiments on samples of irradiated reactor vessel material and welded components of VVER-440-type reactors on the SANS instrument at the Budapest Research Reactor. In our measurements irradiated as well as non-irradiated samples were compared and magnetic field was applied for viewing the magnetic structure effects of the materials. A clear modification of the structure due to irradiation was obtained. Our data were analyzed by the ITP92 code, the inverse Fourier transform program of O. Glatter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-844
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000
Event2nd European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS '99) - Budapest, Hung
Duration: Sep 1 1999Sep 4 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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