The Development of 6061-Aluminum Windows for the MICE LiquidAbsorber

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The thin windows for the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) liquid Absorber will be fabricated from 6061-T6-aluminum. The absorber and vacuum vessel thin windows are 300-mm in diameter and are 180 mm thick at the center. The windows are designed for an internal burst pressure of 0.68 MPa (100 psig) when warm. The MICE experiment design calls for changeable windows on the absorber, so a bolted window design was adopted. Welded windows offer some potential advantages over bolted windows when they are on the absorber itself. This report describes the bolted window and its seal. This report also describes an ... continued below

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Lau, W.; Yang, S.Q.; Green, M.A.; Ishimoto, S. & Swanson, J. August 24, 2005.

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The thin windows for the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) liquid Absorber will be fabricated from 6061-T6-aluminum. The absorber and vacuum vessel thin windows are 300-mm in diameter and are 180 mm thick at the center. The windows are designed for an internal burst pressure of 0.68 MPa (100 psig) when warm. The MICE experiment design calls for changeable windows on the absorber, so a bolted window design was adopted. Welded windows offer some potential advantages over bolted windows when they are on the absorber itself. This report describes the bolted window and its seal. This report also describes an alternate window that is welded directly to the absorber body. The welded window design presented permits the weld to be ground off and re-welded. This report presents a thermal FEA analysis of the window seal-weld, while the window is being welded. Finally, the results of a test of a welded-window are presented.

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  • 2005 Cryogenic Engineering Conference, KeystoneCO, 29 Aug to 2 Sept. 2005

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  • Report No.: LBNL--59001
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918565
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc885867

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Lau, W.; Yang, S.Q.; Green, M.A.; Ishimoto, S. & Swanson, J. The Development of 6061-Aluminum Windows for the MICE LiquidAbsorber, article, August 24, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885867/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.