|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Accident Tolerant Fuels for Light Water Reactor
||Effects of Ce Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Accident-tolerance Fe-Cr-Al Fuel Cladding Materials
||Naimeng Liu, ZhongWu Zhang, Yang Zhang, Ye Cui, Dan Chen, Yu Zhao, SongSong Xu, Hao Guo
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Fe-Cr-Al alloys are considerable materials for accident-tolerance fuel cladding applications due to their excellent performance of oxidation and corrosion resistance under elevated temperature. In this study, effects of the addition of a small neutron absorption cross section rare-earth element Cerium (Ce) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Fe-Cr-Al alloys with 0-0.1 wt. % Ce have been investigated. As Ce content increased, the grains became size-refining obviously and number of precipitates increased. The results of EDS showed that the precipitates were mainly consisted of intermetallic compounds, indicating that the addition of Ce could facilitate the formation of precipitates. Notably, the ultimate tensile strength and elongation reached the optimized values when the content of Ce was 0.02 wt. %. However, the tensile properties decreased when Ce content was above 0.05 wt. %, which may be due to a synthetic consequence of grain refinements and effects of intermetallic compounds on grain boundaries.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume