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Title: Investigation of mechanical and microstructural properties of Zircaloy-4 under different experimental conditions

Here two types of Zircaloy-4 (alpha-annealed and beta-quenched) were investigated in their different forms. It was found that mechanical properties of Zircaloy-4 are affected significantly by welding and hydrogen-charging followed by neutron irradiation. Evaluation of microstructural properties of samples showed that these changes are mainly due to the formation of secondary phases such as hydrides—mostly along grain boundaries, dislocation channeling and their disruptions, and the increase in the type dislocation loops.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. SHINE Medical Technologies (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 499; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Zircaloy-4; Neutron irradiation; TIG welding; Zirconium hydride; Martensite
OSTI Identifier:
1429220