The Properties Research of Hafnium Plate for Control Rod
Metallic hafnium has good comprehensive performance that makes it the preferred material for control rods of nuclear reactors. The elemental composition, mechanical properties, the corrosion resistance and the physical characteristics of hafnium plate are researched during the development of control rod for reactors. It proved the manufacturing method of hafnium plate is appropriate, characteristic of materials meet the requirement of a control rod.
Prasad Yarlagadda, Yun-Hae Kim, Zhijiu Ai and Xiaodong Zhang
H. W. Huang et al., "The Properties Research of Hafnium Plate for Control Rod", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 337, pp. 494-497, 2011