THE PROBLEMS OF NODULAR CORROSION IN ZIRCALOY
ZHOU BANGXIN Laboratoty for Nuclear Fuels and Materials,Nuclear Power Institute of China
Some important results on the investigntion of nodular corresion in Zircaloy are summarized. From the nodular morphology, the factors on the formation of nodules and the microstructure of oxide film before and after nucleation and growth the mechanism of nodule formation has been discussed. Based on this discussion, some measures for preventing nodule formation are proposed.