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In-pile SCC growth behavior of type 304 stainless steel in high temperature water at JMTR

Kaji, Yoshiyuki ; Ugachi, Hirokazu ; Tsukada, Takashi ; Matsui, Yoshinori ; Omi, Masao; Nagata, Nobuaki*; Dozaki, Koji*; Takiguchi, Hideki*

Irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) is one of the critical concerns when stainless steel components have been in service in light water reactors (LWRs) for a long period. In general, IASCC can be reproduced on the materials irradiated over a certain threshold fluence level of fast neutron by the post-irradiation examinations (PIEs). In the research field of IASCC, mainly PIEs for irradiated materials have been carried out, because there are many difficulties on SCC tests under neutron irradiation. Hence we have embarked on a development of the test technique to obtain information concerning effects of applied stress level, water chemistry, irradiation conditions, etc. In-pile IASCC growth tests have been successfully carried out using pre-irradiated type 304 stainless steel at JMTR. In the paper, results of the in-pile SCC growth tests will be discussed comparing with the result obtained by PIEs from a viewpoint of the synergistic effects on IASCC.

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