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zircaloy

[′zərk·ə‚lȯi]
(metallurgy)
Any member of a group of alloys containing mainly zirconium that possess resistance to corrosion and stability over a wide range of temperatures and types of radiation.
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This assembly replaces the traditional Inconel fuel-assembly grid with zircalloy grids, trading on the alloy's low neutron absorption.
Diffusion Bonding--Originally, the process was developed to produce larger components of small Zircalloy clad pin type nuclear fuel elements.
Zircalloys, CPTi and Ti6/4 are all very insensitive to segregation and account for almost all of the reactive alloy processed by VAR.