THE EFFECTS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE HELIUM GAS ON THE FRACTURE BEHAVIOUR OF ODS MA957

1 ROZUMOVÁ Lucia
Co-authors:
1 HOJNÁ Anna 1 KALIVODOVÁ Jana 1 BUBLÍKOVÁ Petra 2 HADRABA Hynek 1 DI GABRIELE Fosca
Institutions:
1 Research Centre Rez, Hlavní 130, Husinec-Řež, 250 68, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Žižkova 22, Brno, 616 62, Czech Republic
Conference:
24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, June 3rd - 5th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
833-838
ISBN:
978-80-87294-58-1
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
12th January 2015
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Oxide-dispersion-strengthened steel (ODS) MA957 has been studied as a candidate material for Tritium Breeding Blanket for fusion reactors with helium coolant, where temperatures 250–650 °C are expected. Helium is one of type as primary coolant in High Temperature Reactor and Gas Cooled Fast Reactor with working temperature 5001000 °C.This work presents results of the study of behaviour of ODS (MA957) under influence of high temperature helium environment. Microstructure of the material and the interaction with He was investigated. The average exposure temperature was held at 720 °C. Subsequently, the surface changes were determined. Impact testing and material surfaces were studied in detail by means of SEM and TEM microscopy. It is essential to understand the He effect on microstructure and mechanical properties of structural materials since the He embrittlement in TBB may be significant.

Keywords: ODS, MA957, Helium

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