Definition of zircaloy in English:

zircaloy

Line breaks: zirc|aloy
Pronunciation: /ˈzəːkəlɔɪ
 
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(also zircalloy)

noun

[mass noun]
  • An alloy of zirconium, tin, and other metals, used chiefly as cladding for nuclear-reactor fuel.
    More example sentences
    • The conductor wire 20 is attached to the inside of the open end of the zircalloy tip 12 by using a silver braze filler.
    • In the early 1980s, the discovery of some pieces of zircalloy in a moderator pump in MAPS Unit - 1 was traced to the problem of substantial cracking of the reactor inlet manifold.
    • Corpac detects active, localized corrosion and pitting in stainless steel, carbon-steel, aluminum alloys, zircalloy and more.

Origin

1950s: from zirconium + alloy.

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