Influence of composition, heat treatment and neutron irradiation on the electrical conductivity of copper alloys

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    Abstract

    The electrical conductivity of three different types of copper alloys, viz. CuNiBe, CuCrZr and Cu-Al(2)O(3) as well as of pure copper are reported. The alloys have undergone different pre-irradiation heat treatments and have been fission-neutron irradiated up to 0.3 dpa. In some cases post-irradiation annealing has been carried out. The results are discussed with reference to equivalent Transmission Electron Microscopy results on the microstructure of the materials. The CuNiBe has the lowest conductivity (less than or equal to 55% of that of pure Cu), and Cu-Al(2)O(3) the highest (75-90% of pure Cu). (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Volume258-263 A
    Pages (from-to)1022-1027
    ISSN0022-3115
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event8th International conference on fusion reactor materials (ICFRM-8) - Sendai, Japan
    Duration: 26 Oct 199731 Oct 1997
    Conference number: 8

    Conference

    Conference8th International conference on fusion reactor materials (ICFRM-8)
    Number8
    CountryJapan
    CitySendai
    Period26/10/199731/10/1997
    SponsorTohoku University

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