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Effects of Nb3Sn Heat Treatment on the Strength and Toughness of 316LN Alloys with Different Carbon Contents

  • R. P. Reed
  • R. P. Walsh
  • C. N. McCowan
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)


A series of six 316LN-type alloys with different carbon contents were evaluated for suitability as conduit-sheath materials for the Nb3Sn superconductors that will be used in high-field magnets. Impact energies (at 76 to 295 K) and tensile strengths (at 4, 76, and 295 K) of annealed and “sensitized” alloys were compared. Embrittlement by aging at 700°C for 100 h (the Nb3Sn reaction conditions) was determined to be a function of carbon content; alloys with very low carbon content retained adequate toughness.


Austenitic Stainless Steel Impact Energy Carbide Particle Aged Alloy Intergranular Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Reed
    • 1
  • R. P. Walsh
    • 1
  • C. N. McCowan
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Reliability DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA

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