Fundamental Aspects of Inert Gases in Solids

  • S. E. Donnelly
  • J. H. Evans

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 279)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Atomistic Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. B. Adams, W. G. Wolfer, S. M. Foiles, C. M. Rohlfing, C. D. Van Siclen
      Pages 3-16
    3. M. D’Olieslaeger, G. Knuyt, L. De Schepper, L. M. Stals
      Pages 27-38
  3. Helium Defect Interactions and Diffusion

  4. Helium in Metal Tritides

  5. Inert Gas Bubbles in Metals Following Room-Temperature Implantation: Electron Microscopy

  6. Inert Gas Bubbles in Metals Following Room-Temperature Implantation: Other Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. K. O. Jensen
      Pages 195-208
    3. B. Viswanathan, G. Amarendra
      Pages 209-219
    4. M. Eldrup, J. Skov Pedersen, A. Horsewell, K. O. Jensen, J. H. Evans
      Pages 221-229
    5. M. J. W. Greuter, G. L. Zhang, L. Niesen, F. J. M. Buters, A. van Veen
      Pages 231-242
    6. H. Pattyn, P. Hendrickx, S. Bukshpan
      Pages 243-250
    7. J. Bohr, L. Gråbæk, H. H. Andersen, A. Johansen, E. Johnson, L. Sarholt-Kristensen et al.
      Pages 265-276
  7. Inert Gas Bubbles in Metals: High-Temperature Bubble Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. H. Schroeder, P. F. P. Fichtner, H. Trinkaus
      Pages 289-297
    3. F. Paschoud, M. Victoria, R. Gotthardt
      Pages 321-327
    4. V. N. Chernikov, P. R. Kazansky, H. Trinkaus, P. Jung, H. Ullmaier
      Pages 329-336
  8. Bubble Growth Mechanisms

  9. Inert Gases in Nuclear Fuels

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 467-473

About this book


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Fundamental Aspects of Inert Gases in Solids, held at Bonas, France from 16-22 September 1990, was the fifth in a series of meetings that have been held in this topic area since 1979. The Consultants' Meeting in that year at Harwell on Rare Gas Behaviour in Metals and Ionic Solids was followed in 1982 by the Jiilich Inter­ national Symposium on Fundamental Aspects of Helium in Metals. Two smaller meetings have followed-a CECAM organised workshop on Helium Bubbles in Metals was held at Orsay, France in 1986 while in February 1989, a Topical Symposium on Noble Gases in Metals was held in Las Vegas as part of the large TMS/AIME Spring Meeting. As is well known, the dominating feature of inert gas atoms in most solids is their high heat of solution, leading in most situations to an essentially zero solubility and gas-atom precipita­ tion. In organising the workshop, one particular aim was to target the researchers in the field of inert-gas/solid interactions from three different areas--namely metals, tritides and nuclear fuels-in order to encourage and foster the cross-fertilisation of approaches and ideas. In these three material classes, the behaviour of inert gases in metals has probably been most studied, partly from technological considerations-the effects of helium production via (n, a) reac­ tions during neutron irradiation are of importance, particularly in a fusion reactor environ­ ment-and partly from a more fundamental viewpoint.


atom behavior fusion heat material metals neutron nuclear fuel radiation solution

Editors and affiliations

  • S. E. Donnelly
    • 1
  • J. H. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.AEA TechnologyHarwellUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-3682-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3680-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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