Special Issue "Irradiation Response and Microstructure Characterization of Metallic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1622
Interests: radiation effects; structural materials; synergistic damage
Interests: irradiation damage; nuclear materials; high-entropy alloys; defect behavior
Interests: radiation effects; computer simulations; ion implantation experiments
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Many metallic materials are a combination of high strength and ductility, high electrical and thermal conductivities, and easy to process. Thus, metals are the most widely used structural materials in nuclear reactors, many important components consist of metallic materials, such as reactor pressure vessel (RPV), cladding, breeding blanket, etc. Neutron irradiation produces numerous defects in metallic materials, the migration and aggregation of defects result in various deleterious effects, including void swelling, hardening, element segregation, creep rupture, etc. The performances of metallic materials under irradiations play an important role in the safety and economy of nuclear reactors. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the irradiation responses of metallic materials from both theoretical and experimental investigations, and underlying mechanisms influencing defect behaviors in different metallic materials, as well as the advanced characterization approaches of irradiation effects. We also cover reviews related with current status and concept of advanced nuclear materials and general characteristics of defect behaviors in metallic materials.
This Special Issue on irradiation responses and microstructure characterization of metallic materials aims to provide a communication and discussion platform covering a broad range of up-to-date findings and progress related to irradiation-induced variations of microstructures, defect behaviors, and advanced characterization approaches of irradiation effects. Scientists working from various disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.
The keywords of this Special Issue broadly cover examples of the great number of subtopics in this field. The volume is especially open to any innovative contributions involving advanced characterization approaches of the topics and/or subtopics.
Prof. Dr. Chenxu Wang
Dr. Tengfei Yang
Prof. Dr. Ning Gao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metallic materials
- irradiation damage
- defect behaviors
- void swelling
- irradiation-induced hardening
- multiscale simulation