Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding

E. Alat, Arthur Thompson Motta, R. J. Comstock, J. M. Partezana, Douglas Edward Wolfe

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Abstract

This research is an attempt to develop a nuclear fuel cladding that provides greater coping time in the case of a loss-of-coolant-accident. Corrosion tests were performed in static pure water at 360°C and saturation pressure (18.7 MPa) for up to 128 days. Multilayer TiN and TiAlN ceramic coatings were deposited onto ZIRLO® 1 substrates by cathodic arc physical vapor deposition. Initial results showed that the formation of non-protective boehmite phase can be avoided by application of an outer TiN barrier layer. The results also indicated that using a titanium bond coating between the ceramic coatings and ZIRLO® substrate aided in improving coating adhesion. When a specific coating architecture consisting of alternating Ti1-xAlxN and TiN ceramic layers along with a titanium bond coating interlayer was used, the corrosion performance was substantially improved. Post corrosion samples were examined using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
PublisherAssociation for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH
Pages175-182
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510833142
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2016Oct 27 2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
Volume1

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period10/23/1610/27/16

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Nuclear fuel cladding
Ceramic coatings
Multilayers
Corrosion
Coatings
Titanium
Loss of coolant accidents
Physical vapor deposition
Substrates
Optical microscopy
Adhesion
X ray diffraction
Scanning electron microscopy
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Alat, E., Motta, A. T., Comstock, R. J., Partezana, J. M., & Wolfe, D. E. (2016). Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016 (pp. 175-182). (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016; Vol. 1). Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH.
Alat, E. ; Motta, Arthur Thompson ; Comstock, R. J. ; Partezana, J. M. ; Wolfe, Douglas Edward. / Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding. Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016. Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH, 2016. pp. 175-182 (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016).
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Alat, E, Motta, AT, Comstock, RJ, Partezana, JM & Wolfe, DE 2016, Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding. in Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016. Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016, vol. 1, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH, pp. 175-182, Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016, Salt Lake City, United States, 10/23/16.

Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding. / Alat, E.; Motta, Arthur Thompson; Comstock, R. J.; Partezana, J. M.; Wolfe, Douglas Edward.

Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016. Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH, 2016. p. 175-182 (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016; Vol. 1).

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Alat E, Motta AT, Comstock RJ, Partezana JM, Wolfe DE. Multilayer ceramic coating for corrosion (C3) resistance of nuclear fuel cladding. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016. Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH. 2016. p. 175-182. (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016).