Coexistence of the and phases in an as-cast uranium-rich UZr alloy Academic Article uri icon


  • Uranium-zirconium alloys are being investigated for use in ultrahigh burn-up, metallic inert matrix nuclear fuels. Characterization of these alloys in the transmission electron microscope with spatial resolutions that are inaccessible by other techniques shows that the orthorhombic and hexagonal, intermetallic phases coexist in an as-cast uranium-rich U-10 wt.% Zr alloy. Analyses reveal the chemistries of and crystallographic relationship between the two phases. 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Nuclear Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • McKeown, J. T., Irukuvarghula, S., Ahn, S., Wall, M. A., Hsiung, L. L., McDeavitt, S., & Turchi, P.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • McKeown, JT||Irukuvarghula, S||Ahn, S||Wall, MA||Hsiung, LL||McDeavitt, S||Turchi, PEA

publication date

  • May 2013