Title

Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Si-O alloy for fuel cladding candidate: Processing, microstructure, corrosion resistance and tensile behavior

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

19593

Comments

This article was originally published as:Chen, L., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L. C., Lu, W., Wang, L., ... & Zhang, D. (2015). Zr–Sn–Nb–Fe–Si–O alloy for fuel cladding candidate: Processing, microstructure, corrosion resistance and tensile behavior. Corrosion Science, 100, 332-340. Original article available here

Abstract

A Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Si-O alloy was prepared and its microstructure, corrosion properties, hydrogen pick-up, and mechanical behavior were investigated and correlated. Both the conventional rolled and annealed specimens (Group A) and the second β-quenched specimens (Group B) possess proper corrosion resistance and hydrogen pick-up capability within 200 days exposure in LiOH aqueous solution, which are related to the suitable chemical composition, partial recrystallized microstructure and fine second phase particles. Group A at 380. °C has slightly larger ductility in elongation than that at room temperature, whilst the elongation of Group B at 380. °C increases nearly twice of that at room temperature.

DOI

10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.005

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