The concept of production bias was first considered in the preceding workshop in this series at Silkeborg in 1989. Since then, much work has been done to investigate the validity of the concept, and its usefulness in complementing the current theory of microstructure evolution based solely on the sink bias (e.g., dislocation bias) as a driving force. Comparison of the theory with experimental results clearly supports the concept. The present paper reviews and summarizes these investigations, and arrives at the following conclusions: a) the concept of production bias is consistent with the results of other works which indicates that, under cascade damage conditions, the effective rate of point-defect production is only a small fraction of the NRT displacement production rate; b) the defect accumulation under cascade damage conditions can be understood in terms of production bias; and c) although the existence of conventional dislocation bias due to point-defect dislocation interaction is not questioned, it does not seem to play any major role in the accumulation of defects under cascade damage conditions at elevated temperatures.
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1993|
|Event||Workshop on time dependence of radiation damage accumulation and its impact on materials properties - Montreux, Switzerland|
Duration: 13 Oct 1992 → 19 Oct 1992
|Workshop||Workshop on time dependence of radiation damage accumulation and its impact on materials properties|
|Period||13/10/1992 → 19/10/1992|