Electron microscopy of some exotic materials

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Just about every material has been looked at under the microscope, either out of pure inquisitiveness or the need to relate the microstructure to its properties. Some of these materials are mundane, like steels or glass or polyethylene; others are so-called advanced, such as intermetallics, silicon nitride or zirconia; yet others might be called exotic whether they be martian rocks, high temperature superconductors, fullerenes, diamonds, or the latest thin film device. Many exotic materials are important in Los Alamos, not only weapons materials such as actinides, tritium and explosives, but also civilian materials for energy applications. Here the author will ... continued below

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Mitchell, T.E. September 1, 1998.

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Just about every material has been looked at under the microscope, either out of pure inquisitiveness or the need to relate the microstructure to its properties. Some of these materials are mundane, like steels or glass or polyethylene; others are so-called advanced, such as intermetallics, silicon nitride or zirconia; yet others might be called exotic whether they be martian rocks, high temperature superconductors, fullerenes, diamonds, or the latest thin film device. Many exotic materials are important in Los Alamos, not only weapons materials such as actinides, tritium and explosives, but also civilian materials for energy applications. Here the author will report briefly on plutonium and uranium, on rhenium disilicide, and on Cu-Nb nanolayered composites.

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  • 14. international congress on electron microscopy, Cancun (Mexico), 31 Aug - 4 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98006312
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-995
  • Report No.: CONF-980808--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 665875
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704157

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Mitchell, T.E. Electron microscopy of some exotic materials, article, September 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704157/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.