The revised second edition of this established text offers readers a significantly expanded introduction to the effects of radiation on metals and alloys. It describes the various processes that occur when energetic particles strike a solid, inducing changes to the physical and mechanical properties of the material. Specifically it covers particle interaction with the metals and alloys used in nuclear reactor cores and hence subject to intense radiation fields. It describes the basics of particle-atom interaction for a range of particle types, the amount and spatial extent of the resulting radiation damage, the physical effects of irradiation and the changes in mechanical behavior of irradiated metals and alloys..
Part I Radiation Damage -- 1 The Radiation Damage Event -- 2 The Displacement of Atoms -- 3 The Damage Cascade -- 4 Point Defect Formation and Diffusion -- 5 Radiation-Enhanced and Diffusion Defect Reaction Rate Theory -- Part II Physical Effects of Radiation Damage -- 6 Radiation-Induced Segregation -- 7 Dislocation Microstructure -- 8 Irradiation-Induced Voids and Bubbles -- 9 Phase Stability Under Irradiation -- 10 Unique Effects of Ion Irradiation -- 11 Simulation of Neutron Irradiation Effects with Ions -- Part III Mechanical Effects of Radiation Damage -- 12 Irradiation Hardening and Deformation -- 13 Irradiation Creep and Growth -- 14 Fracture and Embrittlement -- 15 Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking Fundamentals -- 16 Effects of Irradiation on Corrosion and Environmentally Assisted Cracking -- Index. .