Research on phase and microstructure of quenching UZr alloy

Guoqiang Xie, Jilian Yang, Fengmin Chu, Jianping Zheng, Baisheng Zhang, Wendan Li

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    U0.77Zr0.23 alloy is one of the most promising metallic fuels for liquid-metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR). Its quenching samples are analyzed by metalloscope, electron microanalyser, neutron diffractometer to determine the microstructure, the constituent phases and their crystal structure. The martensitic phases with different micromorphology and crystal structure can be obtained by various heat-treatment conditions. The effects of Zr content in α-phase and annealing temperature on hardness of the water-quenched alloy are summarized. The α″ phase, obtained by water-quenched from βPLUγ2 or α+γ2 phase section, are confirmed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)140-146
    Number of pages7
    JournalYuanzineng Kexue Jishu/Atomic Energy Science and Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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