Summary Report on Thorium Metal Quality for Production Reactor Use

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From abstract: "Background material leading to the development of the metal quality of reactor-grade thorium is given. The metal should be sound and of uniform hardness, free of internal cracks and inclusions, and corrosion resistant. It should contain only small amounts of natural uranium, thorium oxide, and elements that act as reactor poisons. Because of their effect upon metal quality, various methods for the production of thorium are discussed. Use of consumable electrode arc melting as the final step has contributed much to the production of thorium of excellent quality for reactor use."

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29 pages : illustrations.

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Hayes, Edgar E. July 1958.

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From abstract: "Background material leading to the development of the metal quality of reactor-grade thorium is given. The metal should be sound and of uniform hardness, free of internal cracks and inclusions, and corrosion resistant. It should contain only small amounts of natural uranium, thorium oxide, and elements that act as reactor poisons. Because of their effect upon metal quality, various methods for the production of thorium are discussed. Use of consumable electrode arc melting as the final step has contributed much to the production of thorium of excellent quality for reactor use."

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29 pages : illustrations.

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"Radiation Effects on Materials (M-3679, 21st Ed.)"

"July 1958."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29).

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  • Report No.: DP-298
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/DP-298
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201303
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201303

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Hayes, Edgar E. Summary Report on Thorium Metal Quality for Production Reactor Use, report, July 1958; Wilmington, Delaware. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201303/: accessed February 29, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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