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This book reveals progress on a broad range of fronts in radiation damage. Fundamental understanding of microstructural evolution during irradiation is being significantly advanced by improving methods for microstructural characterization coupled with atomistic and multiscale modeling of the defect production and evolution processes. Characterization of microstructures by techniques such as 3D atom probe, high-resolution electron microscopy and positron annihilation are unveiling the nature of numerous types of defects on size scales in the nanometer range. This understanding of microstructural evolution is shedding light on technological problems associated with degradation in nuclear power systems as well as showing opportunities to use radiation to produce useful structures at the nanoscale for a host of applications. It brings together researchers to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques. Both experimental and theoretical studies, including atomistic and mesoscale modeling, are presented. Topics include: irradiated metals; austenitic stainless steels; radiation effects; irradiated ceramics; ferritic and pressure vessel steels; ion beam synthesis of nanostructures and thin layers; ion-solid interactions for optoelectronics/ photonics and semiconductors and electronic materials.
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