Papers by Author: K.S. Choi

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Authors: K.S. Choi, Y. Choi, Hirofumi Inoue
Abstract: Copper-silver quasi-nano filamentary composites prepared by hot isostatic pressing followed by heavy drawing were irradiated in CT hole of a domestic experimental nuclear reactor, HANARO to study the morphological change of the poly-crystalline nano-filaments with irradiation and annealing conditions. The irradiation was carried out for 36 days at 320 o C with the maximum neutron flux of 4.8x10 20 n/cm 2 (E>1.0 MeV). The gamma heating rate was in the range of 2.0-6.45 W/gm. Polycrystalline silver nano-filaments of the composites were equilibrium shape like the faceted sphere shape. Annealing results in the increase of the faceting rate of the irradiated specimen. Nano-indentation results supported that the morphology change of nano-filaments by annealing in this study is more effective on strength change of the irradiated nano-filamentary composites than irradiated hardening.
Authors: K.S. Choi, Y. Choi, Bong Goo Kim, Y.W. Lee
Abstract: Small specimen with simple geometry has advantage for irradiation tests because the tests have limits for experiments and nuclear wastes after irradiation tests. In this study, a kinetic indentation technique is applied to evaluate mechanical properties of coated layers of a particle fuel of a high temperature gas cooled reactor. Hardness of buffer, IPyC and OPyC are 0.55, 0.874 and 2.726 GPa, respectively. The density, strength and friction coefficient estimated by kinetic indentation method are 1.08, 1.15 and 1.81 g/cm3, and 174, 291 and 606 MPa, and 0.51, 0.45 and 0.4, respectively.
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