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    • The application of plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition of ZrC onto a Zr-alloy substrate 

      Sunil, Abraham (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
      Zirconium alloys are widely used as fuel cladding materials in Light Water Reactors (LWR) due to their excellent mechanical properties and low neutron absorption. The incident that occurred at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi ...
    • Deposition of Zirconium Carbide onto a substrate 

      Van der Walt, B. (North-West University, 2018)
      he incident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was aggravated by the lack of resistance of the zirconium alloy to steam oxidation. Zirconium alloys have been known to oxidise and produce hydrogen in a steam ...