J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 8, September 2002
Page(s) 75 - 83

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr8-75
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020324

Effects of iron spallation products Ti, P and S on the physical metallurgy of 9Cr martensitic steels

O. Danylova1, Y. de Carlan2, D. Hamon2, J.-C. Brachet2, J. Henry2 and A. Alamo2

1  Imphy Ugine Précision, 58160 Imphy, France
2  CEA/Saclay, Service de Recherches Métallurgiques Appliquées, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

The design of an Accelerator Driven System (ADS) requires that the "window", which separates the proton accelerator from the spallation target, be able to withstand very severe irradiation conditions. Fe-9/12Cr martensitic steels are good candidates for the window material due to their intrinsic stability under neutron irradiation, but the influence of iron spallation elements on their behaviour is not known. To elucidate the effects of the spallation elements titanium, phosphorus and sulphur on the behaviour of martensitic steels, it was decided to obtain different castings of 9Cr 1Mo steels doped with these elements. The aim of this paper is to present the data obtained on the physical metallurgy of these steels and to show the possible methods of obtaining titanium, phosphorus and sulphur in solid solution for subsequent study of the evolution of the microstructure and mechanical properties.

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