|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Materials for Nuclear Applications
||Temperature Impacts on Damage Response in Mixed Carbides
||Karl Whittle, Glyn Cobourne, Philip Edmondson
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Binary carbide hybrids based on TiC and SiC, have been examined for possible application within nuclear reactor cores. For such applications to be possible, their response to irradiation, needs to be understood. To achieve this a selection of TiC-SiC phases have been irradiated in situ, at the IVEM facility at Argonne National Laboratory, followed by high resolution electron imaging and diffraction. The results indicate that whereas under ambient conditions SiC amorphises whilst TiC remains crystalline, at elevated temperatures they behave differently. This presentation will outline these observations and provide discussion in their impacts.