Korean J. Met. Mater.
2018;56(2):79-92. Published online 2018 Feb 5
Zirconium-based alloys, widely used for nuclear fuel cladding, are highly susceptible to hydrideinduced embrittlement. The degree of the hydride embrittlement is strongly affected by not only its concentration but also its morphology. The hydride can drastically reduce the mechanical properties of the cladding, especially when it is radially precipitated. Recently..... More