日本金属学会誌

J. Japan Inst. Metals, Vol. 49, No. 3 (1985),
pp. 157-162

Effect of Low Temperature Neutron Irradiation on the Magnetoresistivity in Stabilizer Materials for a Superconducting Magnet

Kiyotomo Nakata1, Saburo Takamura2, Naobumi Tada1 and Isao Masaoka1

1Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi
2Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki

Abstract:

Magnetoresistivity changes caused by neutron irradiation at 5 K, annealing up to 300 K and cyclic irradiation are studied in copper and aluminuim stabilizer materials at 4.2 K. The radiation-induced resistivity in Al is about three times as large as that in Cu, and the resistivities in both Al and Cu are independent of the purity and the degree of cold-work of the samples. The radiation-induced magnetoresistivity of the high purity Cu with R.R.R. ( R298 K/R4.2 K) of 1400 is larger than that of the impure Cu with R.R.R. of 300 and 280. The magnetoresistivities of the high purity Cu and Al with R.R.R. of 1500 increase with the magetic field. Magnetoresistivity change with the magnetic field in the irradiated Cu mostly follows Kohler's rule, and that in the irradiated Al does not follow the rule at high magnetic fields. By the annealing at 300 K after the irradiation, the radiation-induced resistivity is completely annihilated in the Al, but about 20% of the resistivity retains in the full-annealed Cu, and the retained resistivity is accumulated during the cyclic irradiation. Though the accumulated resistivity in the cold-worked Cu is smaller than that in the full-annealed one, the resistivity before irradiation in the cold-worked samples is very large. From the above results, the full-annealed Cu with R.R.R. of about 300 is considered to be the best material as a stabilizer used under irradiation.


(Received 1984/8/13)

Keywords:

superconducting magnet, stabilizer, neutron irradiation, electrical resistivity, magnetoresistivity, copper, aluminium, fusion reactor


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