METHOD FOR IN SITU VISUALIZATION OF TRITIUM DIFFUSED IN STAINLESS STEEL USING A DIGITAL AUTORADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM

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At the end of their service lives, various stainless steel components of nuclear weapons that have been exposed to tritium gas are evaluated to determine the extent of the tritium permeation. This information is then used to assess the decrement to performance caused by hydrogen (tritium) embrittlement. This evaluation is currently performed using a photo-emulsion based method and requires 24 hours or longer to complete. A system based on digital imaging technology has recently been designed and built at the Savannah River National Laboratory that performs this evaluation in 10 minutes or less on typical samples.

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Gibbs, K & Carol Kestin, C September 20, 2006.

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At the end of their service lives, various stainless steel components of nuclear weapons that have been exposed to tritium gas are evaluated to determine the extent of the tritium permeation. This information is then used to assess the decrement to performance caused by hydrogen (tritium) embrittlement. This evaluation is currently performed using a photo-emulsion based method and requires 24 hours or longer to complete. A system based on digital imaging technology has recently been designed and built at the Savannah River National Laboratory that performs this evaluation in 10 minutes or less on typical samples.

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  • Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Section A

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  • Report No.: WSRC-2006-STI-00194
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Gibbs, K & Carol Kestin, C. METHOD FOR IN SITU VISUALIZATION OF TRITIUM DIFFUSED IN STAINLESS STEEL USING A DIGITAL AUTORADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM, article, September 20, 2006; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885831/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.