Study of Microstructure and Irradiation Damages in Metals and Alloys
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 9682
Interests: material radiation damage; material defects and properties
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Development of advanced nuclear systems including fusion reactors, generation-four fission reactors, accelerator-driven subcritical nuclear systems, accident-tolerant fuel reactors et al. calls for irradiation-resistant materials. Under the irradiation environments of the nuclear systems, severe damage may occur in the structural materials, mainly metals and alloys, which would degrade the mechanical property and/or accelerate corrosion behavior. Irradiation induced various kinds of defects including dislocation loops, cavities and precipitates, as well as bubbles formed by transmutation-induced or injected helium and hydrogen (or deuterium/ tritium). Investigation on the mechanism of defect evolution and on the response of different structure to irradiation condition is of great importance for understanding the irradiation behavior and promoting the development of advanced irradiation-resistant materials.
In this Special Issue, we seek a wide set of articles on various aspects of microstructure and irradiation damage of metals and alloys. The idea is to show how various irradiation parameters affect the formation and evolution of defects, and how various structures of metals and alloys response to irradiations. Articles on irradiation damage including characterization of irradiation-induced defects，computer simulation on the mechanism and evolution of defects, and effect of irradiation defects on mechanical properties, are welcome. Articles employing but are not limited to electron microscopy, positron annihilation spectrum, small-angle x-ray/neutron diffraction, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and other experimental characterization methods, as well as first-principles calculation, molecular dynamics simulation, kinetic Monte Carlo simulation, cluster dynamics simulation, rate theory simulation and other simulation methods to investigate neutron/ion-beam/electron-beam irradiation of metals and alloys are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Liping Guo
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- irradiation damage
- dislocation loops
- irradiation swelling
- irradiation hardening
- computer simulation
- electron microscopy