Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-1959

Abstract

Because of its high melting point (2976C) tantalum has received consideration as a structural material in nuclear reactors which operate at high temperatures. Corrosion and erosion studies of tantalum in a "hot loop" have been carried out using a bismuth-uranium alloy as the circulating fuel-coolant, but comparatively little information is available on the mechanical properties of tantalum, particularly on the creep resistance at high temperatures. Therefore, a program of determining some of these properties was undertaken by Nuclear Engineering Group I, and preliminary studies of the creep behavior of tantalum are reported herein.

Report Number

IS-26

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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