In-situ TEM ion irradiation investigations on U3Si2 at LWR temperatures

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The radiation-induced amorphization of U3Si2 was investigated by in-situ transmission electron microscopy using 1 MeV Kr ion irradiation. Both arc-melted and sintered U3Si2 specimens were irradiated at room temperature to confirm the similarity in their responses to radiation. The sintered specimens were then irradiated at 350 °C and 550 °C up to 7.2 × 1015 ions/cm2 to examine their amorphization behavior under light water reactor (LWR) conditions. U3Si2 remains crystalline under irradiation at LWR temperatures. Oxidation of the material was observed at high irradiation doses.




Miao, Y., Harp, J., Mo, K., Bhattacharya, S., Baldo, P., & Yacout, A. M. (2017). In-situ TEM ion irradiation investigations on U3Si2 at LWR temperatures. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 484, 168–173.

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