|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Accelerated Materials Evaluation for Nuclear Application Utilizing Test Reactors, Ion Beam Facilities and Integrated Modeling
||Y-1: A Combined Radiation and Corrosion Experiment for Molten Salt Reactor (MSR)
||Weiyue Zhou, Michael Philip Short
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Materials in nuclear reactors suffer from radiation and corrosion at the same time. A combined radiation and corrosion experiment system for the molten salt reactor (MSR) is being designed and built with an in-situ proton beam as the radiation source, to simulate neutron irradiation. The irradiated face of the sample is simultaneously exposed to a high temperature molten salt environment, helium ions, and protons. Helium ions will be co-injected with protons to simulate helium generation in nickel-based alloys in a MSR. Coupling the extreme environments of radiation and corrosion will comprise a more accurate simulation of the conditions materials will experience while in service. This system will provide capability to develop and quantify materials for MSR with the benefit of lower cost, quicker testing, and better flexibility compared to irradiation in research reactors.
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