Effects of Mo addition on precipitation in Zr-1.2Nb alloys

H. L. Yang, J. J. Shen, S. Kano, Y. Matsukawa, Y. F. Li, Y. Satoh, T. Matsunaga, H. Abe

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Mo-modified Zr-1.2Nb alloys were prepared and the effects of Mo addition on precipitation in Zr-Nb alloys were elucidated. It was found that an increase of Mo content decreased α→(α+β) phase transformation temperature in Zr-Nb alloys. A new kind of precipitate, β-(Nb, Mo, Zr), was identified in the Mo-containing alloys. These particles are formed because Mo atoms replace Nb atoms in the β-(Nb, Zr) phase. Further, it was found that Mo retarded the growth of the precipitates but increased their number density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 10


  • Mo addition
  • Precipitation
  • Scanning transmission electron microscopy
  • Zr-Nb alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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