Article - 12 Oct 2020
Scientists and engineers worldwide are developing the first commercially viable, emissions-free nuclear fusion plant.
Article - 21 Aug 2003
The three most significant advances in alloy metallurgy since Australia's Federation are reviewed. Namely aluminium alloys and age hardening, stainless steels and nuclear power. Each of these topics...
Article - 13 Apr 2022
Due to the ever-increasing demand for energy, the demand for nuclear fuel has also increased, which has further created a significant increase in the requirement for post-irradiation examination (PIE)...
Article - 15 Dec 2020
Refractory metals are a broad class of metallic materials that exhibit superior durability to mechanical and thermal stress.
Article - 7 May 2002
Niobium was first discovered by Hatchett in 1801, but this metal was produced only in 1864, when Blomstrand reduced niobium chloride.
Article - 3 Apr 2002
A comprehensive overview on magnesia from its origins, occurrences, raw materials, and grades.
Article - 15 Jan 2002
Zirconium is usually contaminated with hafnium due to their chemical similarity. It is resistant to most solvents and performs well in nuclear reactors, where most zirconium metal is used.
Article - 29 Jul 2001
Molybdenum is silvery-white, very hard refractory metal, however, it is softer and more ductile than tungsten and is readily worked or drawn into very fine wire. Primary uses are as an alloying...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Beryllium is a high melting point metal with low density. It is commonly alloyed with copper, aluminium and nickel. Other applications include aerospace, gyroscopes, radiation detectors and other...
Article - 16 Jan 2002
Nuclear plants are constructed such that they work for several decades. A major challenge faced in their maintenance is to identify the ways to assess two types of phenomena related to corrosion.