The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effect of hydrogen on cracking of candidate target materials for applications in spallation-neutron-target (SNT) systems such as accelerator production of tritium (APT) and accelerator transmutation of waste (ATW). The test materials will undergo appropriate thermal treatments prior to being hydrogen-charged by potentiostatic cathodic polarization technique in a simulated aqueous environment at different temperatures of interest. The specimens, upon completion of testing, will be metallographically examined. Further, the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) will be used to determine the extent and nature of cracking in the specimens tested. The thrust of the proposed testing is to determine the effect of hydrogen on environment-induced cracking of target materials but not to study their radiation-induced damage (radiation hardening).
Hydrogen; Martensitic stainless steel – Cracking; Materials – Cracking; Particle accelerators; Radioactive wastes — Transmutation; Spallation (Nuclear physics); Stress corrosion
Materials Chemistry | Materials Science and Engineering | Metallurgy | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy
Roy, A. K.
Hydrogen-Induced Embrittlement of Candidate Target Materials for Applications in Spallation-Neutron-Target Systems.
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