Oxidation behavior of Zr-Nb alloys at 973-1273 K in air

T. Arima, K. Miyata, K. Idemitsu, Y. Inagaki

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• Weight gain due to oxidation increased with Nb content at T ≤ 1079 K (α+βZr region), whereas at higher temperatures, that was smallest for Zr-2.5Nb alloy. • Oxidation parabolic rate constant was almost same as other experiments, and activation energy was somewhat smaller at higher temperatures. • For Zr-xNb alloy with small x, oxide film consisted mainly of m- and t-ZrO2. But, for sample with higher x, m-ZrO2 and 6ZrO2-Nb2O5 were observed. • At 1273 K, double layered oxide formed on Zr-10Nb alloy. • Nb aggregated in grain at outer oxide layer, whereas at inner oxide layer and underlying metal, Nb precipitated in grain boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Innovations for Next-Generation Nuclear Energy
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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