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Reference Number EP/P027962/1
Title Radiation effects and differential damage in binary carbide hybrids
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr KR Whittle
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Engineering Materials
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2017
End Date 31 August 2018
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £19,801
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr KR Whittle , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (100.000%)
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Abstract Recent innovations in material science has led to a range of new materials being identified as being usable within nuclear reactor cores, these range from SiC based ceramics, to novel alloys such as FeCrAl, and to hybrids with both metallic and ceramic properties. One specific area that is become more timely is the potential use of binary carbides such as SiC-SiC which is a system based on two distinct SiC phases. This proposal takes this work as a concept, modifying it to use SiC and TiC, two carbides with different material properties, but which together may have advantageous properties when used within a nuclear core.This proposal examines the effects of damage on the interfaces between the TiC and SiC, for example the impact of differential expansion due to induced damage, or the potential for fission gas bubble formation at the interfaces. These are just two of the potential issues that face such systems and which are part of this work. The project utilises the unique facilities at Argonne National Laboratory (IVEM-TANDEM), and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (LAMDA), in concert with the ATR-NSUF programme providing access
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