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ASTM publishes comprehensive history of zirconium technology.

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October 13, 2010 - Available from ASTM, Retrospective 2: Zirconium Production and Technology: The Kroll Medical Papers-1975-2010, provides 31 peer-reviewed, award-winning papers from recipients of ASTM William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal that address all aspects of zirconium technology, including history, ore refinement, production, fabrication, and mechanical and physical properties. Other topics include irradiation effects, corrosion, deformation mechanisms, basic microstructures, and hydrogen effects.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Publishes a New Comprehensive History of Zirconium Technology

Press release date: October 8, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Retrospective 2: Zirconium Production and Technology: The Kroll Medical Papers-1975-2010, is a brand new compilation available from ASTM International. This one-of-a-kind publication provides 31 peer-reviewed, award-winning papers from recipients of the ASTM William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal. They address all aspects of zirconium technology, including history, ore refinement, production, fabrication, mechanical properties and physical properties. Papers in Retrospective 2 cover: irradiation effects, evolution of the industry, product development, production, corrosion, deformation mechanisms, basic microstructures, alloy development and hydrogen effects. Retrospective 2: Zirconium Production and Technology: The Kroll Medical Papers-1975-2010, is available for $125 USD (475 pages; soft cover: 8.5 x 11 "; print stock #: RPS2; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7018-6; E-book Stock # RPS2-EB; E-book ISBN: 978-0-8031-8421-3). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org Release #8707 / www.astm.org

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