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Micromechanical testing of oxidized grain boundaries

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Primary water stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of metals in pressurized water reactors (PWRs) is known to be one of the most challenging and cost intensive modes of failure in the nuclear industry. Even though it is known that cracking in Ni-base alloys proceeds mainly intergranular (IG), the initiation and propagation of cracks in ductile metals are not yet understood and a much-desired accurate prediction of SCC related failure seems unobtainable.

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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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University of Oxford
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Électricité de France (EDF)
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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