Fundamentals of Radiation Materials Science

Metals and Alloys


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Radiation Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-76
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      Pages 77-130
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      Pages 131-165
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      Pages 167-205
  3. Physical Effects of Radiation Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Gary S. Was
      Pages 255-299
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      Pages 301-378
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      Pages 379-484
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      Pages 485-549
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      Pages 551-630
  4. Mechanical and Environmental Effects of Radiation Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 667-667
    2. Gary S. Was
      Pages 669-733
    3. Gary S. Was
      Pages 735-791
    4. Gary S. Was
      Pages 793-856
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 987-1002

About this book


The revised second edition of this established text offers readers a significantly expanded introduction to the effects of radiation on metals and alloys. It describes the various processes that occur when energetic particles strike a solid, inducing changes to the physical and mechanical properties of the material. Specifically it covers particle interaction with the metals and alloys used in nuclear reactor cores and hence subject to intense radiation fields. It describes the basics of particle-atom interaction for a range of particle types, the amount and spatial extent of the resulting radiation damage, the physical effects of irradiation and the changes in mechanical behavior of irradiated metals and alloys.


Updated throughout, some major enhancements for the new edition include improved treatment of low- and intermediate-energy elastic collisions and stopping power, expanded sections on molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo methodologies describing collision cascade evolution, new treatment of the multi-frequency model of diffusion, numerous examples of RIS in austenitic and ferritic-martensitic alloys, expanded treatment of in-cascade defect clustering, cluster evolution, and cluster mobility, new discussion of void behavior near grain boundaries, a new section on ion beam assisted deposition, and reorganization of hardening, creep and fracture of irradiated materials (Chaps 12-14) to provide a smoother and more integrated transition between the topics. The book also contains two new chapters. Chapter 15 focuses on the fundamentals of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking, covering forms of corrosion, corrosion thermodynamics, corrosion kinetics, polarization theory, passivity, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking. Chapter 16 extends this treatment and considers the effects of irradiation on corrosion and environmentally assisted corrosion, including the effects of irradiation on water chemistry and the mechanisms of irradiation-induced stress corrosion cracking.

The book maintains the previous style, concepts are developed systematically and quantitatively, supported by worked examples, references for further reading, end-of-chapter problem sets and an online solutions manual. Aimed primarily and students of materials sciences and nuclear engineering, the book will also provide a valuable resource for academic and industrial research professionals.



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Authors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering and Radiological SciUniversity of MichiganANN ARBORUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3436-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3438-6
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