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Tho preeent report deeerlboe ex*erlaontil work performed
to eetablleh a procedure for the production of uranium metal
wire. Xa oil OMto, the »1m of the initial rod wot 1/2 Inch
diameter* Thro* eaterlala port ueedt hot extruded tuballoy
rod, high purity catt tuballoy rod, aod out U-2J5 rod*
Coppor ond Oliver coating* wort pUotd on tho uranium
to proront oxidation and ftcllUato working• 51Ivor proved
tho hot tor covering.
Mot imaging (55O-dO0°), warm iwMin| (250-300° C),
ond oold m|in| (root temperature) wort wplojod to rtduot
tho rod to tilt for wlrt drawing, Cold owtglng woo adopttd
Al Boot oultabla,
A eatiefactor? proctduro woo ottobllthtd in whloh tho
illrtr plated rod woo oold iwagtd from 0^500 lath to 0.0A2
Inch diameter. Intermediate annoolt At A00° C in vaeuta
followtd oath 75 fo/cent reduction in area. -
Reduction from 0.0U Inch to final wire oltt wao acecm-
pliohtd hj wire drawing, utlng aquadag at a lubricant. Af-
ter approximately each 75 percent reduction In area, tho
wire wae annealed in vocuua at k(& C. _
Wlro wao produced to 0.003) inch diameter in tuballop
and to 0*010 inch dlaaoter in U-2)5. There appear* to bo
no difference in roepente to fabrieatlon between tuballoy
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Anderson, R. E.; Taub, J. M. & Doll, D. T. Fabrication of Uranium Wire, report, October 25, 1949; [Oak Ridge, Tennessee]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502330/m1/3/: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.