Accession Number : AD0439675


Title :   FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPATABILITY OF LIQUID CESIUM WITH CONTAINMENT METALS


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, Dec 1963-Feb 1964


Corporate Author : MSA RESEARCH CORP CALLERY PA


Personal Author(s) : Tepper, F ; Greer, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/439675.pdf


Report Date : 16 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Tests with the dissimilar metal couples TD-Nickel vs Nb-1%Zr, TD- nickel vs Mo-1/2%Ti and Nb-1%Zr s Mo-1/2%Ti have continued with metallographic, chemical and also microprobe analyses. Solubility studies on the refractory alloys Nb-1%Zr and Mo-1/2%Ti have indicated that the solubilities of the major constituents are approximately 20 ppm and that there are possible synergistic effects resulting from the presence of the alloying elements. Capsules fabricated from Haynes25 alloy and TD-Nickel have shown relatively little attack upon exposure to refluxing cesium at 1800 F and Mo-1/2%Ti alloy has survived a 255 hr test at 2500 F showing some dissolution of the alloy in the boiling liquid cesium.


Descriptors :   *CORROSION , *COMPATIBILITY , *CESIUM , HIGH TEMPERATURE , CARBON , CONTAINERS , NICKEL ALLOYS , DIFFUSION , SOLUBILITY , SOLID SOLUTIONS , TITANIUM ALLOYS , METALLOGRAPHY , TUNGSTEN ALLOYS , COBALT , LIQUID METALS , NIOBIUM ALLOYS , DIOXIDES , CHROMIUM ALLOYS , REFRACTORY METAL ALLOYS , THORIUM ALLOYS , ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS , THORIUM COMPOUNDS


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry


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