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Selection of Suitable Metallic Materials for Nuclear Power Reactors

  • Siegfried Leistikow

Abstract

The selection of suitable metallic materials for engineering purposes is based primarily on the fundamental physical properties of potential base metals and constituents of alloys under the anticipated service conditions. The main physical properties are:
  • crystal structure,

  • phase transformation,

  • density,

  • melting point,

  • boiling point,

  • vapour pressure,

  • diffusivity and permeability,

  • specific heat,

  • thermal expansion,

  • thermal conductivity.

Keywords

Power Reactor Austenitic Steel Ferritic Steel Nickel Base Alloy Fast Breeder Reactor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegfried Leistikow
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Material and Solid State ResearchNuclear Research Center KarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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