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Preliminary Results On Ultrasonic Attenuation Detection Of Neutron Irradiation Embrittlement Of Nuclear Reactor Steel

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 February 2011

A. L. Hiser
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Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, alhl@nrc.gov
R. E. Green
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Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, alhl@nrc.gov
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Abstract

Neutron bombardment of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels causes reductions in fracture toughness in these steels, termed neutron irradiation embrittlement. Currently there are no accepted methods for nondestructive determination of the extent of the irradiation embrittlement nor the actual fracture toughness of the reactor pressure vessel. This paper provides preliminary results of an effort addressing the use of ultrasonic attenuation as a suitable parameter for nondestructive determination of irradiation embrittlement in RPV steels.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 1998

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