A Liquid-Hydrogen Reactor Irradiation Device

  • L. Bochirol
  • J. Doulat
  • A. Lacaze
  • L. Weil
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 9)

Abstract

Low-temperature irradiation devices are used with increasing frequency, especially to study radiation-induced defects in solids. A liquid-nitrogen irradiation device, which has operated for over 15,000 hours, has been described previously [1]. However, certain defects anneal out or are transformed well below 77 °K and their study requires irradiation at lower temperatures. Two liquid-helium [2–4] and one liquid-hydrogen [5] reactor irradiation devices have been reported in the literature. This paper describes an irradiation device at the temperature of boiling neon, which was installed in the Mélusine swimming-pool reactor of the Nuclear Research Center of Grenoble.

Keywords

Storage Tank Irradiation Temperature Liquid Hydrogen Isochronal Annealing Continuous Annealing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bochirol
    • 1
  • J. Doulat
    • 1
  • A. Lacaze
    • 1
  • L. Weil
    • 1
  1. 1.Commissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueCentre d’Etudes Nucléaires de GrenobleGrenobleFrance

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