Tag: Zirconium alloy

The Use of Zirconium in Nuclear Reactors

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Zirconium is a silver-gray transition metal. It is very malleable and has high ductile properties and forms stable compounds. Zirconium alloys have been applied and used in different sectors and in different ways. One of its main attractive properties is that it is resistant to corrosion. It is used in an environment with high corrosive […]

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Zirconium Alloys 101

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Zirconium Alloys 101 Zirconium is a silvery-white transition metal with a very low thermal neutron absorption cross-section, high hardness, good ductility, and corrosion resistance. Zirconium alloy is a solid solution of zirconium or other metals. The main use of zirconium alloys is in the field of nuclear technology, such as fuel rods in nuclear reactors. Beyond the […]

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Why Is Zirconium Used In Nuclear Reactors?


Why Is Zirconium Used In Nuclear Reactors? Zirconium is a rare metal with amazing corrosion resistance, high melting point, high hardness, and strength. It is widely used in aerospace, military, nuclear reaction, and atomic energy fields. In the video below, there is an experiment that explains why zirconium used in nuclear reactors. Initially, zirconium was […]

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Zirconium Metal: The Magic Industrial Vitamin

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Zirconium Metal: The Magic Industrial Vitamin Zirconium metal is widely used in the fields of aerospace, military industry, nuclear reaction, and atomic energy. Generally, titanium products used in spacecraft with high corrosion resistance are far inferior to zirconium, whose melting point is around 1600 degrees, while that of zirconium is above 1800 degrees, and the […]

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