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Title: Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies on the oxide formation of molybdenum in a water vapor environment

Abstract

In this study, to evaluate the feasibility of molybdenum as light water reactor nuclear fuel cladding, the oxidation behavior was tested in water vapor at elevated temperatures. We present experimental results on the oxidation and volatilization of molybdenum using various characterization techniques including grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. After oxidation testing in water vapor at 600 °C, experiment results show the formation of both MoO 3 and MoO 2. Lastly, with the increasing temperature, MoO 2 is the final oxidation product between 800 and 1200°C, and MoO 3 is volatile at these temperatures.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1457272
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1346263
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-29640
Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scripta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; Molybdenum; Oxidation; Water vapor; GIXRD; TEM

Citation Formats

Tang, Ming, Nelson, Andrew T., Wood, Elizabeth S., Maloy, Stuart Andrew, and Jiang, Ying-Bing. Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies on the oxide formation of molybdenum in a water vapor environment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.04.010.
Tang, Ming, Nelson, Andrew T., Wood, Elizabeth S., Maloy, Stuart Andrew, & Jiang, Ying-Bing. Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies on the oxide formation of molybdenum in a water vapor environment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.04.010.
Tang, Ming, Nelson, Andrew T., Wood, Elizabeth S., Maloy, Stuart Andrew, and Jiang, Ying-Bing. Sat . "Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies on the oxide formation of molybdenum in a water vapor environment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.04.010. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457272.
@article{osti_1457272,
title = {Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies on the oxide formation of molybdenum in a water vapor environment},
author = {Tang, Ming and Nelson, Andrew T. and Wood, Elizabeth S. and Maloy, Stuart Andrew and Jiang, Ying-Bing},
abstractNote = {In this study, to evaluate the feasibility of molybdenum as light water reactor nuclear fuel cladding, the oxidation behavior was tested in water vapor at elevated temperatures. We present experimental results on the oxidation and volatilization of molybdenum using various characterization techniques including grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. After oxidation testing in water vapor at 600 °C, experiment results show the formation of both MoO3 and MoO2. Lastly, with the increasing temperature, MoO2 is the final oxidation product between 800 and 1200°C, and MoO3 is volatile at these temperatures.},
doi = {10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.04.010},
journal = {Scripta Materialia},
number = C,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sat Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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