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Title:Fission Gas Transport and Its Interaction With Irradiation Induced Defects in Lanthanum Doped Ceria
Author(s):Yun, Di
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stubbins, James F.
Department / Program:Nuclear Engineering
Discipline:Nuclear Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Nuclear
Abstract:Various sets of quantitative experimental results were obtained to characterize the dose and temperature effects of irradiation. These results also help to benchmark simulation codes being developed with a kinetic Monte Carlo model. These experimental results include size and size distributions of dislocation loops, voids and gas bubble structures created by irradiation. More importantly, this systematic experimental work has provided key insights into the understanding of the mechanisms of defect evolution in the materials investigated. A model including both defect production and annihilation mechanisms has been proposed to explain the observed defect kinetics in the lower dose regime. A coalescence driven model has been proposed for void/bubble growth in the higher dose regime. Experimental results also revealed that lanthanum trapping has significant influence on the void/bubble growth in the CeO2 lattice. Lattice and kinetic Monte Carlo calculations have provided key insights to the interpretations of experimental results.
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:268 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85928
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3431087
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010


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