A Novel Oxide Characterization Method of Nickel Base Alloy 600 Used in Nuclear Plant Reactors
2013 (English)In: / [ed] F. Marquis, Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2013, 415- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The Alloy 600 is a polycrystalline nickel base alloy used in pressurized water reactors (PWR) of nuclear power plants. Long term exposure of the alloy to primary water of PWR generates an oxide film that strongly influences the stress corrosion cracking behavior of the alloy. Recently, it has been shown that the oxide film structure, composition and thickness depend on the dissolved hydrogen content in the primary water. In this work we have explored a novel approach which enables a high spatial resolution oxide thickness measurement by nanomechanical testing. Oxide films have been grown on Alloy 600 specimens exposed between 5000 and 35000 hours at 320-330°C with hydrogen levels in the range 5 to 25 mL H2/kg H2O. A Triboindenter TI-950 from Hysitron was used to measure the change of nanomechanical properties in polished cross-sections. The increase of hardness has been correlated to the presence of oxides.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2013. 415- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102574DOI: 10.1002/9781118792148.ch415OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102574DiVA: diva2:679327
PRICM: 8 Pacific Rim International Congress on Advanced Materials and Processing
E. Broitman and L. Hultman acknowledge the Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linköping University (Faculty Grant SFO-Mat-LiU # 2009-00971).2013-12-142013-12-142016-08-31Bibliographically approved