Description: Research has been underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory for several years to develop an alloy capable of containing toxic materials in the event of a fire involving a nuclear weapon. Due to their high melting point, good oxidation resistance, and low solubility in molten plutonium, alloys based on the Ti-Ta binary system have been developed for this purpose. The course of the alloy development to-date, along with processing and property data, are presented in this overview.
Date: April 1, 1996
Creator: Cotton, J.D.; Bingert, J.F.; Dunn, P.S.; Butt, D.P. & Margevicius, R.W.
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