Ultrasonic, Metallographic and Photo Acoustic Studies on Zircaloy-2
The nuclear material, Zircaloy-2 is studied here by photoacoustics and the results are correlated with ultrasonic measurements and metallographic microstructures. Precipitation of hard intermetalics and formation of α-martensite, due to thermal aging are also explained through photoacoustic studies.
P. Palanichamy et al., "Ultrasonic, Metallographic and Photo Acoustic Studies on Zircaloy-2", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 699, pp. 123-130, 2012