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Title: Manufacturing process to reduce large grain growth in zirconium alloys

Abstract

It is an object of the present invention to provide a procedure for desensitizing zirconium-based alloys to large grain growth (LGG) during thermal treatment above the recrystallization temperature of the alloy. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a method for treating zirconium-based alloys which have been cold-worked in the range of 2 to 8% strain to reduce large grain growth. It is another object of the present invention to provide a method for fabricating a zirconium alloy clad nuclear fuel element wherein the zirconium clad is resistant to large grain growth.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5800153
Application Number:
ON: DE85011649
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-094160
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; REACTOR MATERIALS; FABRICATION; ZIRCONIUM BASE ALLOYS; METALLURGY; GRAIN GROWTH; HEAT TREATMENTS; MICROSTRUCTURE; ALLOYS; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; MATERIALS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements; 360101 - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Rosecrans, P.M. Manufacturing process to reduce large grain growth in zirconium alloys. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Rosecrans, P.M. Manufacturing process to reduce large grain growth in zirconium alloys. United States.
Rosecrans, P.M. Wed . "Manufacturing process to reduce large grain growth in zirconium alloys". United States.
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title = {Manufacturing process to reduce large grain growth in zirconium alloys},
author = {Rosecrans, P.M.},
abstractNote = {It is an object of the present invention to provide a procedure for desensitizing zirconium-based alloys to large grain growth (LGG) during thermal treatment above the recrystallization temperature of the alloy. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a method for treating zirconium-based alloys which have been cold-worked in the range of 2 to 8% strain to reduce large grain growth. It is another object of the present invention to provide a method for fabricating a zirconium alloy clad nuclear fuel element wherein the zirconium clad is resistant to large grain growth.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
}