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dc.creatorWest, Michael Keith
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dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 46-47).en
dc.description.abstractHigh fluence ion implantation of Ga ions was conducted ics. on heated Zircaloy-4 in the range of [] Ga ions/[]. Surface effects were studied using SEM and electron microphone analysis. The depth profile of Ga in the Zircaloy was characterized with Rutherford backscattering and SIMS techniques. Results indicate that the Zirc-4 is little affected up to a fluency of [] Ga ions/[]. After implantation of [] Ga ions/[], sub-grain features on the order of 2 gm were observed which may be due to intermetallic compound formation between Ga and Zr. For the highest fluency implant, Ga content in the Zirc-4 reached a saturation value of between 30 and 40 atomic %; significant enhanced diffusion was observed but gallium was not seen to concentrate at grain boundaries.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
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dc.subjectnuclear engineering.en
dc.subjectMajor nuclear engineering.en
dc.titleGallium interactions with Zircaloyen
dc.typeThesisen engineeringen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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