Suppression of ambient temperature creep by eutectic phase for hexagonal close-packed metal

Tetsuya Matsunaga, Tomonori Abe, Shun Itoh, Yuhki Satoh, Hiroaki Abe

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Abstract

Zr-Si alloys were designed to contain eutectic phase surrounding the parent phase to suppress creep behavior of claddings. Creep tests conducted at 294-573 K showed that creep behavior was inhibited and that the creep failure time of new Zr alloy became longer than that of a conventional alloy: Zircaloy-4. Results show that the eutectic phase can suppress creep at operating temperatures prevailing in current nuclear power plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume446
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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