Mechanical property testing of hydrogenated zirconium irradiated with electrons

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of the hydrogenated zirconium alloy Zr-1Nb are studied under different conditions for hydrogen removal by an electron beam and thermal heating. The mechanical testing of zirconium samples is analyzed during hydrogenation and irradiation with a low energy electron beam. The plasticity of the samples is shown to be increased during the radiation stimulation of hydrogen removal from zirconium by even a weak electron beam. In this case, the tensile strength (ultimate strength) is practically not changed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number207
JournalMetals
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Activation degassing energy
  • Deformation of samples
  • Electron irradiation
  • Hydrogenation and desorption
  • Zirconium alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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