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Nuclear Materials under Irradiation

Bouffard, Serge / Moncoffre, Nathalie (Editor)


1. Edition December 2023
320 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-78945-148-1
John Wiley & Sons

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At every stage of the fuel cycle, the materials used are at the heart of nuclear energy safety issues. These materials, which range from steel to polymers, including ceramics, glass, concrete and graphite, are submitted to extreme stresses combining mechanical, thermal and irradiation constraints.

The objective of this book is to provide a basis for the research of nuclear materials subjected to irradiation, with the desire to contextualize them in the industrial environment. Therefore, most of the chapters are co-authored and contain a mix of basic and applied research. The reader will find chapters on nuclear reactor materials (structural materials, neutron absorbers, moderators and nuclear fuel) and on materials in waste management (glass, concrete and organic materials). These material chapters are complemented by more general information on defects and their creation, radiolysis and irradiation and characterization tools.

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Irradiation Defects 1

Chapter 2 Metal Alloys 47
Philippe PAREIGE and Christophe DOMAIN

Chapter 3 Ceramics within PWRs 87
Christine DELAFOY, Frederico GARRIDO and Yves PIPON

Chapter 4 Nuclear Graphite 125
Nicolas BÉRERD and Laurent PETIT

Chapter 5 Nuclear Glasses 151

Chapter 6 Radiolysis of Porous Materials and Radiolysis at Interfaces 181
Sophie LE CAËR and Jean-Philippe RENAULT

Chapter 7 Concrete and Cement Materials under Irradiation 201

Chapter 8 Organic Materials 215
Emmanuel BALANZAT and Muriel FERRY

Chapter 9 Irradiation Tools 251

Chapter 10 Characterization of Irradiation Damage 269
Aurélie GENTILS, Stéphanie JUBLOT-LECLERC and Patrick SIMON

References 289

List of Authors 293

Index 295
Serge Bouffard is a retired Research Director for the CEA and has devoted his career to the study of the interaction of particles with materials and the mechanisms of defect creation. He is the man behind EMIR: the French national network of accelerators for the study of materials under irradiation.

Nathalie Moncoffre is a Research Director at the CNRS, specializing in the aging of nuclear materials. In particular, she has studied the behavior of fuel, metallic alloys, absorbers and graphite under irradiation. She is the manager at the EMIR&A: the French national network of accelerators for irradiation and analysis of molecules and materials.

S. Bouffard, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); N. Moncoffre, CNRS