Niobium and zirconium contained alloy used for nuclear fuel cladding layer


Application Number: 00102990
Application Date: 2000.03.14
Publication Number: 1305018
Publication Date: 2001.07.25
Priority Information: 1999/11/22 KR 99-51889
International: C22C16/00;G21C3/07
Applicant(s) Name: Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst.
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Inventor(s) Name: Chong Lyong-Whan;Pek Chong-Hyo;Choe Byong-Kown
Patent Agency Code: 11021
Patent Agent: li yue
Abstract The invention presented herein relates to a niobium-containing zirconium alloy for use in nuclear fuel cladding. The Zr alloy of this invention with superior corrosion resistance is characterized as comprising an alloy composition as follows:1) niobium (Nb), in a range of 0.8 to 1.2 wt. %; one or more elements selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), molybdenum (Mo), copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn), in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 wt. %, respectively; 2) Nb, in a range of 1.3 to 1.8 wt. %; tin (Sn), in a range of 0.2 to 0.5 wt. %; one element selected from the group consisting of Fe, Mo, Cu and Mn, in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 wt. %; 3) Nb, in a range of 1.3 to 1.8 wt. %; Sn, in a range of 0.2 to 0.5 wt. %; Fe, in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 wt. %; one element selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), Mo, Cu and Mn, in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 wt. %; and 4) Nb, in a range of 0.3 to 1.2 wt. %; Sn, in a range of 0.4 to 1.2 wt. %; Fe, in a range of 0.1 to 0.5 wt. %; one element selected from the group consisting of Mo, Cu and Mn, in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 wt. %; O, in a range of 600 to 1400 ppm; Si, in a range of 80 to 120 ppm; and the balance being of Zr.