Superior radiation resistance of ODS ferritic steels

Ryuta Kasada, Hiromasa Takahashi, Hirotatsu Kishimoto, Kentaro Yutani, Akihiko Kimura

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The oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steel and non-ODS reduced-activation ferritic (RAF) steel were irradiated at 773 K by means of a dual-beam ion irradiation technique to a dose of 0.4 dpa with simultaneous helium implantation up to 1000 appm. Microstructural changes were investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The RAF steel showed a preferential formation of cavities at grain boundaries, precipitate interfaces and dislocations. In contrast, the ODS ferritic steel showed a homogeneous and fine distribution of cavities in the matrix. This paper discusses the superior resistance of the ODS ferritic steel against development of cavities in terms of the effects of nano-oxide particles dispersed in the matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0878492550, 9780878492558
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Conference7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7
CityCairns, QLD


  • Ferritic steel
  • Fusion reactor
  • Helium
  • ODS
  • Radiation effect


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