Accession Number : ADA322550

Title :   Thermal Expansion of Zirconium and Zirconium-Tin Alloys up to 570 Degree C,

Corporate Author : SYLVANIA ELECTRIC PRODUCTS INC BAYSIDE NY

Personal Author(s) : Moskowitz, Marvin ; Kates, L. W.

PDF Url : ADA322550

Report Date : 09 JUN 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The present work was undertaken as part of the research being done in the design of a nuclear reactor for the Navy. Interest is centered on zirconium because of its low neutron absorption and high corrosion resistance thus making it useful for cladding and various structural parts in a reactor. The addition of tin to zirconium in proper amounts, produces an alloy with a higher resistance to corrosion than zirconium alone. Various specimens of polycrystalline zirconium and zirconium-tin alloys were prepared for the purpose of obtaining useful engineering data on their thermal properties, specifically, thermal expansion.

Descriptors :   *THERMAL EXPANSION, *REACTOR MATERIALS, CORROSION RESISTANCE, ZIRCONIUM, POLYCRYSTALLINE, NEUTRON ABSORPTION, TIN ALLOYS, ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS, REACTOR FUEL CLADDING.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE