The Influence of Air Exposition of the Zr-Mn-Cr-Ni-Al Alloy on Cycle Life

  • Yu. M. Solonin Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, NAS Ukraine
  • O. Z. Galij Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, NAS Ukraine
  • K. O. Graivoronska Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, NAS Ukraine
  • A. V. Sameljuk Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, NAS Ukraine
  • S. S. Petrovska Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, NAS Ukraine
Keywords: Zr-alloy, hydrogenation, exposition in air

Abstract

It was found by scanning electron microscopy method that the ZrMn0.5Ni1.2Cr0.18А0.1 alloy has a dendritic structure, and the shooting of a typical section of the surface of the metallographic sample in characteristic radiation determined its chemical heterogeneity. The X-ray diffraction method has found that the C15 and C14 are the main phases of the alloy. In addition, the alloy contains Ni10Zr7 and Ni11Zr9 secondary phases. The method of potentiometric cycling has established that the air exposition of ZrMn0.5Ni1.2Cr0.18А0.1 alloy powder results in an increase in the electrochemical stability of the electrodes pressed from this powder and causes a significant increase of their cycle life. It is important that the cycle life of the AB2 alloy doped simultaneously with chromium and aluminum increased. Such doping is usually carried out in order to increase the cycle life due to the creation of hydrogen penetrating stable oxide films. Alloys with the same content of the Ni10Zr7 phase have the same activation rate of the initial electrodes. According to investigations, corrosion of the material originates on the interphase surface and begins to spread along it, indicating its pitting nature, and the surface of the pitting itself has the form of flake.

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Published
2017-12-27
How to Cite
SoloninY. M., GalijO. Z., GraivoronskaK. O., SameljukA. V., & PetrovskaS. S. (2017). The Influence of Air Exposition of the Zr-Mn-Cr-Ni-Al Alloy on Cycle Life. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 18(4), 417-425. https://doi.org/10.15330/pcss.18.4.425
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