Structure Evolution of Zirconium Alloys during Deformation/Heat Treatment


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Using transmission electron microscopy, x – ray diffraction analysis, tensile testing and fractography the changes were analyzed that occur in microstructure and tensile properties of E635 alloy annealed after quenching from b – region of phase diagram. The interrelation is demonstrated between microstructure and tensile properties depending on deformation/heat treatment conditions.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 467-470)

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B. Bacroix, J.H. Driver, R. Le Gall, Cl. Maurice, R. Penelle, H. Réglé and L. Tabourot




S. A. Nikulin et al., "Structure Evolution of Zirconium Alloys during Deformation/Heat Treatment", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 489-494, 2004

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October 2004




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