Conference Proceedings Paper
OXIDATION RESISTANCE AND NANOSCALE OXIDATION MECHANISMS IN MODEL BINARY AND TERNARY ALLOYS EXPOSED TO SCW
The 5th International Symposium on SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors - 2011 March 13-16
Dorota M. Artymowicz (University of Toronto)
C. Andrei (McMaster University)
J. Huang (McMaster University)
Jamie Miles (University of New Brunswick)
William Cook (University of New Brunswick)
Gianluigi A. Botton (McMaster University)
Roger C. Newman (University of Toronto)
Model binary and ternary steels were fabricated, containing 9% Cr and 1.5% (atomic) of one of a number of elements (Si, Al, V, Mn, Ti) that might be expected to influence SCW oxidation, using as a general guide the experience with such alloying elements in high-temperature gaseous oxidation. The results reveal a promising effect of alloyed Si on oxidation resistance, although some intergranularity is evident ahead of the oxidation front. Nanoscale, clustered Si enrichment at the uniform oxidation front was revealed by high-resolution analytical electron microscopy of FIB sections, but the details are still under investigation. Internal oxidation of Cr (and/or Si) with various morphologies was also observed near the oxidation front.
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