Description: Potential nuclear fuels in the system ZrO/sub 2/-CaO-UO/sub 2/ were investigated. Cubic fluorite-type solid solutions, as indicated by x-ray diffraction patterns, were formed by sintering CaO-stabilized ZrO/sub 2/ and U/ sub 3/O/sub 8/ compacts in either air or H/sub 2/. A continuous solid solution was found between urania and stabilized zirconia with H/sub 2/ sintering at 1750 deg C. Air sintering produced a limited region of solid solution in the stabilized zirconia portion of the system at 1450 deg C. Results on phase identification, oxidation behavior, and water corrosion are presented. (auth)
Date: September 1, 1962
Creator: Handwerk, J.H.; White, G.D. & Hill, D.C.
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