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Corrosion-Resistant Metallic Canisters for Nuclear Waste Isolation

  • N. J. Magnani
  • J. W. Braithwaite
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

A program with the goal of estimating the potential of a material to survive 300 years as a nuclear waste canister is underway at Sandia Laboratories. The corrosion and stress corrosion cracking behavior of the leading candidate, TiCode-12***, is contrasted to that of a commonly used engineering alloy, 304 stainless steel. Experimental evidence is presented which shows the inadequacy of 304 stainless steel in potential repository environments and shows that TiCode-12 could endure the desired 300 years. Further work required to qualify TiCode-12 is outlined.

Keywords

Stress Corrosion Nuclear Waste Crevice Corrosion Slow Strain Rate Slow Strain Rate Test 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Magnani
    • 1
  • J. W. Braithwaite
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia Laboratories AlbuquerqueUSA

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