Effects of Nitrogen, Niobium, Phosphorous and Carbon on the Mechanical Properties of Aged 316LN Stainless Steels at the Cryogenic Temperature, 4K

  • ISHIO Kotaro
    Muroran Researah Laboratory., The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
  • HAMADA Kazuya
    Naka Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
  • NAKAJIMA Hideo
    Naka Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

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  • 時効処理316LNステンレス鋼の4Kでの機械的特性に及ぼすN, Nb, P, Cの影響
  • ジコウ ショリ 316LN ステンレス コウ ノ 4K デ ノ キカイテキ トクセイ ニ オヨボス N Nb P C ノ エイキョウ

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Type 316LN stainless steel is a candidate material for jacketing materials of Toroidal Field (TF) coil for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). It was known very well that superconducting reaction heat treatment, i.e., aging caused intergranular sensitization and decreasing of ductility and toughness of stainless steels at 4K. In this paper, the effect of N, Nb, P and C on the 4K mechanical properties of aged 316LN stainless steels was discussed. In order to prevent decreasing of 4K ductility and toughness of aged 316LN stainless steels with P content of an industrial level, Nb free, C content less than 0.01mass% and N content less than 0.18mass% were recommended.


  • Tetsu-to-Hagane

    Tetsu-to-Hagane 92 (1), 30-35, 2006

    The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

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