STP1354: Effects of Neutron Irradiation on Microstructure and Properties of Zircaloy

    Adamson, RB
    Manager, Materials Technology, GE Nuclear Energy, Vallecitos Nuclear Center, Sunol, CA

    Pages: 17    Published: Jan 2000


    Abstract

    An historical review is given on the effects of neutron irradiation on the microstructure and properties of Zircaloy. Topics included are basic neutron damage structure, precipitate instabilities, irradiation growth, deformation and mechanical properties, and corrosion. A personal perspective is given by the author, and an extensive list of references covers the area.

    Keywords:

    zirconium, Zircaloy-2, Zircaloy-4, neutron irradiation, irradiation damage, dislocations, precipitates, irradiation growth, deformation, mechanical properties, corrosion


    Paper ID: STP14292S

    Committee/Subcommittee: B10.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14292S


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