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Damages induced by heavy ions in titanium silicon carbide: Effects of nuclear and electronic interactions at room temperature

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Abstract

Thanks to their refractoriness, carbides are sensed as fuel coating for the IVth generation of reactors. Among those studied, the Ti(3)SiC(2) ternary compound can be distinguished for its noteworthy mechanical properties: the nanolamellar structure imparts to this material some softness as well as better toughness than other classical carbides such as SiC or TiC. However, under irradiation, its behaviour is still unknown. In order to understand this behaviour, specimens were irradiated with heavy ions of different energies, then characterised. The choice of energies used allowed separation of the effects of nuclear interactions from those of electronic ones.

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Authors: NAPPE J C, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Étienne (FR);GROSSEAU PH, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Étienne (FR);GUILHOT B, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Étienne (FR);AUDUBERT F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BEAUVY M, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BENABDESSELAM M, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Nice (FR);MONNET I, GANIL/CIMAP/CIRIL, Caen (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: E-MRS 2008 Spring Meeting Organised by: European Science Foundation Held at: Congress Center, Strasbourg (FR)
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.12.018
Record Number: 200910368 / Last updated on: 2009-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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