Irradiation damage in 304 and 316 stainless steels: experimental investigation and modeling. Part I: Evolution of the microstructure

@inproceedings{Pokor2004IrradiationDI,
  title={Irradiation damage in 304 and 316 stainless steels: experimental investigation and modeling. Part I: Evolution of the microstructure},
  author={C{\'e}dric Pokor and Y. Br{\'e}chet and Philippe Dubuisson and Jafar. masoud and Alain Barbu},
  year={2004}
}
Irradiation damage in three austenitic stainless steels, SA 304L, CW 316 and CW Ti-modified 316, is investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The density and size of Frank loops after irradiation at 320 and 375 °C in experimental EBR II, BOR-60 and OSIRIS reactors for doses up to 40 dpa are characterized by TEM. The evolution of the initial dislocation network under irradiation is evaluated. A cluster dynamics model is proposed to account quantitatively for the experimental findings.