Authors & Affiliations

Fray E.S.1, Burgos J.1, Short M.P.1, Ballinger R.G.1, Caro M.2, Maloy S.2
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2Los Alamos National Laboratory, Materials Science & Technology Division, Los Alamos, USA


A new functionally graded composite (FGC) was developed to resist corrosion in lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) systems. This FGC consists of a Fe-12Cr-2Si corrosion resistant layer combined with a structural material: T91. Based on the results of studies carried out in static LBE at up to 715°C, corrosion rates are estimated below 5µm/yr at typical reactor operating conditions. The FGC has shown to be diffusionally stable and manufacturable. These results provide a path for FGC availability for use in LBE systems.

nuclear reactors, lead-bismuth eutectic, steel corrosion, functionally graded composite, diffusional stability, manufacturability

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UDC 621.039.53

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants, 2016, issue 1, 1:4