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Give at least four examples of control materials. Categorize neutrons based on their kinetic energy. What is the major difference between a thermal reactor and a fast reactor? a) Zirconium and hafnium both have crystal structures (HCP) in the general operating regimes of LWRs. Naturally occurring Zr always has some Hf (1–3 wt%) in it. Hf-containing Zr alloys are very common in chemical industries but not in nuclear industries. Why? b) What is the main application of Zr alloys in LWRs? What are the various functions of this reactor component?
V À S þ F ¼ 2; where V is the number of vertices or corners, S is the number of sides/edges, and F is the number of faces. For example, for a cube, V ¼ 8, S ¼ 12, and F ¼ 6. Therefore, V À S þ F ¼ 8 À 12 þ 6 ¼ 2. Verify the rule by yourself for a regular hexagonal prism. You will be amazed how good it works. 2 Crystal Structures in Metals A majority of elements (about three-fourths) in the Periodic Table are metals, and of all the metals, more than two-thirds of them possess relatively simple cubic or hexagonal crystal structures.
2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Published 2013 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 1 Different length scales present in a material. that are inﬂuenced by the nature of the processing techniques (casting, rolling, forging, powder metallurgy, and so forth) employed, leading to changes in properties. This understanding will be very helpful as we wade through the subsequent chapters. A lattice is an array of points in three dimensions such that each point has identical surroundings. , basis), a crystal is formed.