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Topic Title: ABSTRACT: Radiation-Induced Amorphization Resistance and Radiation Tolerance in Structurally Related Oxides
Topic Summary: K. Sicafus, et. al., Los Alamos. Radiation damage behavior trends for families of compounds related by crystal structure
Created On: 5/23/2007 1:28 PM

 5/23/2007 1:28 PM

Lynne Robinson

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Ceramics destined for use in hostile environments such as nuclear reactors or waste immobilization must be highly durable and especially resistant to radiation damage effects. In particular, they must not be prone to amorphization or swelling. Few ceramics meet these criteria and much work has been devoted in recent years to identifying radiation-tolerant ceramics and the characteristics that promote radiation tolerance. This paper examines trends in radiation damage behavior for families of compounds related by crystal structure.

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Citation: Sickafus K.E, Grimes R.W., Valdez, J.A., Cleave A., Tang, M., Ishimaru, M., Corish, S.M., Stanek, C.R., and Uberuaga, B.P. "Radiation-induced amorphization resistance and radiation tolerance in structurally related oxides." Nature Materials 6 (2007): 217 - 223.

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