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Understanding the mechanisms of stress corrosion cracking

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Austenitic stainless steels are frequently used in the cooling circuits of nuclear reactors. It has been found that cold-worked 304 stainless steels can be particularly susceptible to stress corrosion cracking at the operating conditions of such reactors. Despite more than 130 years of research underlying mechanisms are still not properly understood. For this reason, the effects of cold-work and applied stress on the oxidation behaviour of 304SS have been studied in this thesis.

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Nanoanalysis Group, Atom Probe Group
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Materials
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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