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Experimental Determination of Selected Thermo Physical Properties of ZrCo and ZrCoHx

Sei-Hun Yun et al.

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 60 / Number 1 / July 2011 / Pages 373-378


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Experiments were conducted to obtain thermo physical properties of ZrCo and ZrCo hydride, which determine heat transfer phenomena in the hydrogen-ZrCo system. Heat capacity, thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of ZrCo and ZrCo hydride using Baotou ZrCo (China) are found to have U shaped curvatures with the temperature increase. In the temperature range of 300 - 500 K the thermal conductivity of ZrCoHx was found to be about 2/3 that of ZrCo and the initial hydrogen content of ZrCoHx used in this study was taken to be x=2.0.

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