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A hypothetical martensitic steel has been compositionally designed in order to optimise both metallurgical and reduced activation properties. When compared with two other martensitic steels, its activation characteristics are shown to be superior for all activation indices examined. However, these excellent properties are found to be due to the assumed absence of deleterious tramp impurities. When limiting impurity concentrations are determined for the hypothetical steel, they are found to be extremely stringent, and wholly unachievable using industrial scale production methods. It is concluded that only slight improvements can be made to currently available low activation martensitic steels to reduce residual activity responses further.

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Authors: FORTY C B A, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: UKAEA FUS 347 EN (1996) 8pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199611360 / Last updated on: 1996-11-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en