Influence of interstitial elements (oxygen, nitrogen) on properties of zirconium alloys (review)

  • Vasyl Trush Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Mykola Pylypenko Institute of Solid State Physics Materials and Technologies National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine National Science Center «Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology», Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Petro Stoev Institute of Solid State Physics Materials and Technologies National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine National Science Center «Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology», Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Mikhail Tikhonovsky Institute of Solid State Physics Materials and Technologies National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine National Science Center «Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology», Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Iryna Pohrelyuk Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Viktor Fedirko Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Alexander Luk’yanenko Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Sergii Lavrys Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
Keywords: zirconium alloys, oxygen, nitrogen, solubility, physical and mechanical properties


A review of the regularities of the influence of interstitial elements (oxygen, nitrogen) on the properties of zirconium alloys was presented. It was noted that in the scientific and technical literature dates the main attention is paid to the bulk alloying of zirconium alloys with oxygen and nitrogen at high temperatures. It was shown that zirconium with nitrogen and oxygen forms a number of stable compounds of suboxides and subnitrides. The physico-mechanical characteristics of zirconium after heat treatment under media containing both oxygen and nitrogen components on the properties of zirconium alloys were analysed.


Наведено літературний огляд закономірностей впливу елементів проникнення (кисню, азоту) на властивості цирконієвих сплавів. Наголошено, що у науково-технічній літературі основну увагу приділено об'ємному легуванню цирконієвих сплавів киснем та азотом. Показано, що цирконій з азотом та киснем утворює ряд стабільних сполук субоксидів та субнітридів. Наведено фізико-механічні характеристики цирконію після обробки в середовищах, що містять одночасно кисневу та азотну компоненти.


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How to Cite
TrushV., PylypenkoM., StoevP., TikhonovskyM., PohrelyukI., FedirkoV., Luk’yanenkoA., & LavrysS. (2022). Influence of interstitial elements (oxygen, nitrogen) on properties of zirconium alloys (review). Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 23(2), 401-415.