"A New Class od Functionally Graded Cearamic-Metal Composites for Next Generation Very High Temperature Reactors" [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, 2008. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 2,070 KB : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Generation IV Very High Temperature power generating nuclear reactors will operate at temperatures greater than 900 oC. At these temperatures, the components operating in these reactors need to be fabricated from materials with excellent thermo-mechanical properties. Conventional pure or composite materials have fallen short in delivering the desired performance. New materials, or conventional materials with new microstructures, and associated processing technologies are needed to meet these materials challenges. Using the concept of functionally graded materials, we have fabricated a composite material which has taken advantages of the mechanical and thermal properties of ceramic and metals. Functionally-graded composite samples with various microstructures were fabricated. It was demonstrated that the composition and spatial variation in the composition of the composite can be controlled. Some of the samples were tested for irradiation resistance to neutrons. The samples did not degrade during initial neutron irradiation testing.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 05/01/2008., "doe/er/84629-z", "NEI 43049", Dr. Ganesh Skandan; Dr. Mohit Jain; Dr. Gordon E. Khose; Mrs. Judith Maro, Nuclear Reactor Labora., and NEI CORPORATION
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Final; 06/28/2006 - 03/27/2007
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