Tag: Zirconium

Why is Zirconium Used in Nuclear Reactors?

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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 is a metal that can be used in nuclear reactors. Initially, zirconium was not […]

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Brief Analysis of Applications of the Zirconia Refractories

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With the rapid development of iron and steel industry and the requirement of improving the performance of electronic components, zirconia refractories are more and more applied, among which metallurgical industry uses the most and has the most characteristics in the electronics industry. Zirconia is a very stable refractory oxide, and the relevant research shows that […]

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The Discovery of Zirconium

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The naming of zirconium is based on zircon. As early as a few centuries ago, zircon has been used as jewelry. The bible said that zircon is one of the 12 kinds of precious stones worn by the high priest of Israel. Zircon has all kinds of beautiful color from orange to red, colorless zircon […]

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Why is Zirconium a Transition Metal

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When of sufficient purity, zirconium is soft and ductile. It has good corrosion resistance and low absorption capacity for thermal neutrons. These properties are desirable in materials used for certain parts of nuclear reactors. The great increase in production of zirconium since 1945 has been the direct result of construction of nuclear reactors. Zirconium is […]

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