Effect of Reactor Irradiation on the Internal Surface Area of Corrosion Films on Zirconium Alloys

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THE corrosion of zirconium alloys can, in certain circumstances, be enhanced by reactor radiation. The parameters controlling the enhancement are incompletely understood and work is in progress in several laboratories to elucidate possible mechanisms. At Harwell one approach has been to study the effect of reactor radiation on the surface area of corroding specimens. The preliminary results show interesting trends.

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ASHER, R., WHITE, J. Effect of Reactor Irradiation on the Internal Surface Area of Corrosion Films on Zirconium Alloys. Nature 223, 497 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223497a0

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