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Effect of Radiogenic Helium on Stainless Steel 12Cr18Ni10Ti Mechanical Properties and Hydrogen Permeability

I. Boitsov et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 54 / Number 2 / August 2008 / Pages 497-500

Technical Paper / Materials Interactions /

Samples of stainless steel 12Cr18Ni10Ti with radiogenic helium were subjected to mechanical tests with a constant extension rate. The presence of 3He does not markedly affect the strength characteristic, but significantly decreases plasticity of steel. The presence of hydrogen enhances the embrittlement of steel, containing 3He. The diffusion coefficient of hydrogen does not change significantly in the presence of helium, but the traps for hydrogen, which occur due to the presence of helium, delay the kinetics of a steady state flux onset at helium concentration of 50 appm.

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