Design of zirconium quaternary system alloys and their properties

Maki Ashida, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Kou Homma, Peng Chen, Masayuki Shimojo, Takao Hanawa

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Two multicomponent ¢-type Zr alloys were designed using the d-electron alloy design method, and their mechanical properties, magnetic susceptibility, and Young's modulus were evaluated. A phase stability (B- oM- d) map was constructed by performing theoretical calculations and was subsequently used to determine alloy compositions (Zr14Nb5Ta1Mo and Zr14Nb10Ta1Mo mass%) based on the results previously obtained for ZrNb, ZrMo, and ZrTa ternary alloys. The designed alloys were fabricated via arc melting and casting methods. They consisted of the ¢-phase and a small volume fraction of the ½-phase. Both alloys exhibited similar mechanical properties; however, a higher strength of 796 MPa and an elongation of 15% were obtained for the Zr14Nb5Ta1Mo alloy. Furthermore, the fabricated Zr14Nb5Ta1Mo and Zr14Nb10Ta1Mo alloys were characterized by low magnetic susceptibilities of 16.96

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Corrosion resistance
  • D-electron alloy design method
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Young's modulus
  • Zirconium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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