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New Nuclear Materials Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Texas A&M University (Superior corrosion resistance properties of...

August 15, 2014



New Nuclear Materials Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Texas A&M University (Superior corrosion resistance properties of TiN-based coatings on Zircaloy tubes in supercritical water)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Nuclear Materials are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from College Station, Texas, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Thin films of TiN and Ti0.35Al0.65N nanocomposite were deposited on polished Zircaloy-4 tubes."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Texas A&M University, "After exposure to supercritical water for 48 h, the coated tubes are remarkably intact, while the bare uncoated tube shows severe oxidation and breakaway corrosion. X-ray diffraction patterns, secondary electron images, backscattered electron images, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy data from the tube surfaces and cross-sections show that a protective oxide, formed on the film surface, effectively prevents further oxidation and corrosion to the Zircaloy-4 tubes."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This result demonstrates the effectiveness of thin film ceramics as protective coatings under extreme environments."

For more information on this research see: Superior corrosion resistance properties of TiN-based coatings on Zircaloy tubes in supercritical water. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2014;451(1-3):346-351. Journal of Nuclear Materials can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Nuclear Materials - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505671)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from F. Khatkhatay, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Mech Engn, College Stn, TX 77843, United States. Additional authors for this research include L. Jiao, J. Jian, W.R. Zhang, Z.J. Jiao, J. Gan, H.B. Zhang, X.H. Zhang and H.Y. Wang (see also Nuclear Materials).

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, United States, College Station, Nuclear Materials, North and Central America

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