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ASTM best paper award

John H. Schemel Best Paper Award for Research on the Effect of Hydrogen on Zr Alloy Performance

Walter Wolf's contribution to the 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry in Hyderabad, India has been selected as the recipient of the John H. Schemel Best Paper Award.

The review committee highlighted the groundbreaking nature of the work in understanding the role of hydrogen in zirconium alloy performance. This work, which has established a basis for thermodynamic, kinetic, and micromechanical models, was carried out by Materials Design, Inc. supported by the Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI. The presentation from the meeting is available online here:

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