Effects of Zr/Gd ratio and hydrogen content on the mechanical and thermal properties of hydrides of Zr-Gd alloys

Yuki Kitano, Ken Kurosaki, Hiroaki Kimura, Hiroaki Muta, U. N.O. Masayoshi, Kenji Konashi, Shinsuke Yamanaka

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Abstract

Three kinds of metal hydride, Zr hydrides, Gd hydrides, and the hydrides of Zr-Gd alloys (Zr : Gd = 10:1,8:1,6:1), were prepared and their mechanical and thermal properties were examined. It was confirmed that the hydrides of Zr-Gd alloys were composed of mixtures of Zr hydrides and Gd hydrides. We succeeded in formulating empirical equations describing the density, Vickers hardness, Young's modulus, heat capacity, and thermal diffusivity of the hydrides of Zr-Gd alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar

Keywords

  • Burnable poison
  • Fast reactor
  • Mechanical properties
  • Metal hydrides
  • Thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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