Development of neutron absorption alloys for the nuclear fuel storage facilities

M. Tsubota, M. Kibata, Y. Saito, Y. Doken

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Abstract

In order to increase the storage density of spent fuels, borated aluminum alloys and stainless steels are used for the structural materials for the fuel storage facilities, such as spent fuel racks in the fuel pools and spent fuel casks. Some amount of boron (B) is added to the alloys for absorbing the neutron. Addition of boron may affect the mechanical properties, especially the ductility, as well as the corrosion resistance and so on. Boron added aluminum alloys 2017, 3004, 6061, 7N01 and several stainless steels with different Ni/Cr balance were made and examined in this investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanadian Nuclear Society - 13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems 2007
Pages953-966
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems 2007 - Whistler, BC, Canada
Duration: 2007 Apr 192007 Apr 23

Publication series

NameCanadian Nuclear Society - 13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems 2007
Volume2

Other

Other13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems 2007
CountryCanada
CityWhistler, BC
Period07/4/1907/4/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Materials Science(all)

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