Advanced Radiation-Resistant Ceramic Composites

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Ceramic matrix composites (CMC’s), particularly silicon carbide (SiC) fiber-reinforced SiC-matrix (SiC/SiC) composites, have been studied for advanced nuclear energy applications for more than a decade. The perceived potentials for advanced SiC/SiC composites include the ability to operate at temperature regimes much higher than heat-resistant alloys, the inherent low inducedactivation nuclear properties, and the tolerance against neutron irradiation at high temperatures. This paper reviews the recent research and development of the advanced radiation-resistant SiC/SiC composites for nuclear applications. Additionally, remaining general and specific technical issues for SiC/SiC composites for nuclear applications are discussed.

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P. VINCENZINI

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1915-1924

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.45.1915

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Y. Katoh et al., "Advanced Radiation-Resistant Ceramic Composites", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 1915-1924, 2006

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October 2006

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