|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials and Fuels for the Current and Advanced Nuclear Reactors V
||Synchrotron Characterization of Oxidation in Nuclear Claddings for LWR Applications
||Simerjeet K Gill, Mohamed Elbakhshwan, Raul Rebak, Lynne Ecker
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Synchrotron characterization of conventional Zr based claddings and advance corrosion resistant steel claddings for light water reactor applications in extreme environments will be presented. Detailed understanding of corrosion mechanisms and oxide layer structure is important as they are responsible for corrosion resistance of nuclear claddings. However, one important challenge is that high resolution methods are needed to detect minor oxide phases that contribute towards the final oxide layer structure. We utilize the high resolution synchrotron methods [Glancing incidence X-Ray Diffraction (GIXRD) and Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES)] in conjunction electron microscopy and weight loss measurements to elucidate the oxide layer structure in conventional and advanced cladding materials. The results obtained for synchrotron characterization of Zr based and advanced steel claddings for nuclear reactors exposed to in operation reactor conditions (high temperature water at 288ºC) and accident (steam at 800ºC and 1000ºC) conditions will be discussed.
||Planned: A print-only volume