Description: "The role of ionization in the phenomenon of 'radiation annealing' of graphite has been studied by using a 1-Mev electron beam. Changes in the c-axis of a sample with a Hanford irradiation of 460 mwd/ct were studied. Two thermal anneals of 4 hours each at 350 degrees C proved sufficient to complete the thermal annealing at this temperature. The samples were then irradiated for 7-1/2 hours at a temperature of 340 degrees C. The samples received an irradiation of 47 microampere-hours, equivalent to ionization to an exposure of 200 mwd/ct in a Hanford reactor. No changes were noted as a result of the electron bombardment. It is concluded that the ionization is ot of major importance in radiation annealing.
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: McClelland, J. D.; Smith, A. W. & Senkovits, E. J.
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