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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
D. R. Patel, T. Koyanagi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 7 | October 2019 | Pages 636-641
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1647029
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Silicon carbide (SiC) fiber–reinforced SiC matrix (SiC/SiC) composites have been widely investigated for potential fusion reactor applications. In this present investigation, the high-temperature creep performance of five types of SiC fibers is evaluated and microstructural analysis is performed. The creep behavior of the fibers was assessed by the bend stress relaxation method at various applied strains at 1500°C and 1700°C. The fibers tested include developmental-grade fibers with different residual silicon amounts (~0%, 2% to 3%, and 5% to 6%) fabricated by laser chemical vapor deposition at Free Form Fibers. Generally, the creep behavior of the Free Form (FF) fibers was similar to Hi-Nicalon Type S and/Tyranno-SA SiC fibers currently used for fabrication of SiC/SiC composites for fusion applications. However, all FF fibers exhibited the formation of pores after the creep tests at 1700°C regardless of residual silicon amount, which can be improved by further development via optimization of the composition and microstructure.