Title

Coloration Defects in Industrial-Grade Zirconium Sponge

Published In

Microscopy and Microanalysis

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

8-2015

Subjects

Zirconium alloys -- Defects, Zirconium alloys -- Testing

Abstract

As a widely applicable alloying material, zirconium is an essential part of many industries (aerospace, nuclear engineering, precision machining, etc.) and is often demanded in high purity. A systemic study was therefore launched in order to combat a trace-level coloration defect discovered in industrial-grade zirconium sponge. The wide variety of morphological features and coloration effects presented by the defect films (iridescent blue/purple, mosso/olive green, brown, brick, red, golden/straw, etc.) which are observed concurrently makes traditional microscopy and spectroscopy an ideal avenue for investigating the composition and formation mechanisms of the films.

Description

Copyright © Microscopy Society of America 2015. Paper No. 0888

DOI

10.1017/S1431927615009678

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20928

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