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After a critical review of the current proposals, the concept of low-activation is discussed and proper limits to be satisfied are stated. On this basis an austenitic stainless steel, called VA64LA, is developed. It combines satisfactory thermal and mechanical properties with conformance to the proposed low-activation limits. As this steel has been optimised to withstand the first wall operating conditions it should be considered also for those structures, such as blanket and shield, whose much larger volume makes the requirement of low-activation more stringent.

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Authors: MEROLA M, JRC Ispra (IT);ZUCCHETTI M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Energia Nucleare, Vol. 9 (1992) No. 1-2, pp. 63-73
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