Crystallographic Texture Change of Pilgered Zirconium Alloy Tubes with Heat Treatment


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Crystallographic texture of pilgered zirconium alloy tubes was analyzed by neutron diffraction, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and X-ray techniques to study bulk and local texture change with pilgering and heat treatment above re-crystallization temperature. Pilgering resulted in slightly inclining (001) planes to sample normal direction, and aligning effectively (100) planes to the normal of radial direction, respectively. (001) planes of the zirconium tube uniformly exist in radial and tangential directions, however, the (001) planes moved from tangential to radial directions after pilgering followed by heat treatment for 20 hours at 540°C. Some of (001) and (100) planes of pilgered tube were paralleled to longitudinal direction by re-crystallization.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 558-559)

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S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara




Y. Choi and H. Inoue, "Crystallographic Texture Change of Pilgered Zirconium Alloy Tubes with Heat Treatment", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 1379-1382, 2007

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October 2007




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