Tuesday, October 16, 2012

1210.3803 (S. V. Panyukov et al.)

Irradiation Induced Dimensional Changes in Bulk Graphite; The theory    [PDF]

S. V. Panyukov, A. V. Subbotin, M. V. Arjakov
Basing on experimental data on irradiation-induced deformation of graphite we introduced a concept of diffuse domain structure developed in reactor graphite produced by extrusion. Such domains are considered as random continuous deviations of local graphite texture from the global one. We elucidate the origin of domain structure and estimate the size and the degree of orientational ordering of its domains. Using this concept we explain the well known radiation-induced size effect observed in reactor graphite. We also propose a method for converting the experimental data on shape-change of finite-size samples to bulk graphite. This method gives a more accurate evaluation of corresponding data used in estimations of reactor graphite components lifetime under irradiation.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3803

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