Reactor Irradiations at Temperatures Below 6 K

  • Heiko Gerstenberg
  • Ewald Krähling
  • Heinrich Katheder
  • Matthias Söll
Part of the An International Cryogenic Materials Conference Publication book series (ACRE, volume 40)


The low temperature irradiation facility of the Munich Research Reactor allows performing reactor irradiations at sample temperatures below 6 K. In addition to the general experimental setup of the facility the paper describes in detail a particular experiment: the in situ measurement of the ultimate shear strength of various organic compounds being candidate insulator materials for a future use in the superconducting coils of a fusion reactor. First results indicate that all of these composites suffer a severe radiation induced degradation and that the effect of a thermal treatment at room temperature on their mechanical properties is small.


Fast Neutron Fusion Reactor Maraging Steel Reactor Irradiation Ultimate Shear Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiko Gerstenberg
    • 1
  • Ewald Krähling
    • 1
  • Heinrich Katheder
    • 2
  • Matthias Söll
    • 3
  1. 1.Fakultät für Physik E21TU München ReaktorstationGarchingGermany
  2. 2.The NET—Team, Boltzmannstrasse: 2GarchingGermany
  3. 3.Jägerstr.: 8WTBBernriedGermany

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