"PIN-CUSHION" IRRADIATION OF CAST URANIUM-PLUTONIUM ALLOY SPECIMENS

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BS> The irradiation behavior of small pin specimens of chill-cast U-10 wt.% Pu and U-15 wt.% Pu specimens projecting from heat transfer cushions is described. The specimens were coated with a thin layer of carbonyl-deposited nickel. The 15 wt.% Pu pins showed excellent dimensional stability at 1/3 at.% total burnup. The 10 wt.% Pu specimens were somewhat inferior, failure of one of them indicating that the improvement in performane over unalloyed uranium may be due to the restraint imposed by the cladding. (auth)

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Paine, S.H. & Brown, F.L. October 1, 1958.

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BS> The irradiation behavior of small pin specimens of chill-cast U-10 wt.% Pu and U-15 wt.% Pu specimens projecting from heat transfer cushions is described. The specimens were coated with a thin layer of carbonyl-deposited nickel. The 15 wt.% Pu pins showed excellent dimensional stability at 1/3 at.% total burnup. The 10 wt.% Pu specimens were somewhat inferior, failure of one of them indicating that the improvement in performane over unalloyed uranium may be due to the restraint imposed by the cladding. (auth)

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  • Report No.: ANL-5795
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  • DOI: 10.2172/4301907 | External Link
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Paine, S.H. & Brown, F.L. "PIN-CUSHION" IRRADIATION OF CAST URANIUM-PLUTONIUM ALLOY SPECIMENS, report, October 1, 1958; Lemont, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1016457/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.