REACTOR USE OF ALUMINUM
The important information in this chapter is summarized below.
Reactor Use of Aluminum Summary
Aluminum is ideally suited for use in low kilowatt power and low temperature
reactors due to its low cost, low thermal neutron absorption, and freedom from
corrosion at low temperatures.
Aluminum, with its low neutron capture cross section is the preferred cladding
material for moderate temperature ranges.
Aluminum has been ruled out for power reactor application due to hydrogen
generation and it does not have adequate mechanical and corrosion-resistant
properties at the high operating temperatures.