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Developing steels for service in fusion reactors

  • R. L. Klueh
Power-Plant Steel Research Summary


Steels used in the fusion reactors of the future will be exposed to a high-energy neutron irradiation field at elevated temperatures. To reduce the production of long-lived radioactive isotopes and deleterious mechanical effects, steels are being developed in which certain common alloying elements are eliminated. Several such new ferritic/martensitic steels show excellent properties in the unirradiated condition as well as after neutron irradiation in a fast-fission reactor.


Bainite Fusion Reactor DBTT Martensitic Stainless Steel Irradiation Hardening 
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