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Effects of nickel and manganese on the embrittlement of low-copper pressure vessel steels

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Solute clustering is known to play a significant role in the embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels. When precipitates form they impede the movement of dislocations, causing an increase in hardness and a shift in the ductile-brittle transition temperature. Over time this can cause the steel to become brittle and more susceptible to fracture. Thus, understanding precipitate formation is of great importance to the nuclear industry.

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National Nuclear Laboratory
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Jennifer Evelyn Zelenty
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