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Nickel-based Superalloys Applied in the Nuclear Industry
2018-08-17        |        【print

Nickel-based superalloys and the preparation of components thereof, applied in thorium-based molten-salt breeder reactors, are investigated. We focus mainly on the aspects of the effects of trace elements and the morphologies of carbides on the microstructure and properties of alloys, static microstructural and property evolution of long-life alloys, dynamic microstructural evolution of long-life alloys with applied stress, microstructural and property evolution of alloys under service conditions, and the corrosion resistance mechanisms of alloys in fluoride molten salts, in cooperation with the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics. The engineering application of homemade materials used in the reactor at ~650–700°C is performed, including the melting of large ingots weighing ~10–12 tons; hot-rolling of wide and thick plates measuring 2.2 m× 4.5 m× ~22–40 mm; rolling of large annular components of 3.1 m diameter,1.1 m height, and 40 mm thickness; cold rolling; forging of various billets; and jointing. Meanwhile, nickel-based superalloys used at 800°C in next-generation thorium-based molten-salt breeder reactors are investigated ahead of schedule.

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CAS Key Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Safety Assessment

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