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Title: Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel

Abstract

A simple, repeatable method for characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-Mo fuels has been developed. This method involves mechanical potting and polishing of samples along with examination with a scanning electron microscope located outside of a hot cell. The commercially available software packages CellProfiler, MATLAB, and Mathematica are used to segment and analyze the captured images. The results are compared and contrasted. Finally, baseline methods for fission gas bubble characterization are suggested for consideration and further development.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1364390
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-124921
Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803; PII: S1044580317309555
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Characterization
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 131; Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Casella, Andrew M., Burkes, Douglas E., MacFarlan, Paul J., and Buck, Edgar C. Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/J.MATCHAR.2017.06.007.
Casella, Andrew M., Burkes, Douglas E., MacFarlan, Paul J., & Buck, Edgar C. Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel. United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATCHAR.2017.06.007.
Casella, Andrew M., Burkes, Douglas E., MacFarlan, Paul J., and Buck, Edgar C. Tue . "Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel". United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATCHAR.2017.06.007. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1364390.
@article{osti_1364390,
title = {Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel},
author = {Casella, Andrew M. and Burkes, Douglas E. and MacFarlan, Paul J. and Buck, Edgar C.},
abstractNote = {A simple, repeatable method for characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-Mo fuels has been developed. This method involves mechanical potting and polishing of samples along with examination with a scanning electron microscope located outside of a hot cell. The commercially available software packages CellProfiler, MATLAB, and Mathematica are used to segment and analyze the captured images. The results are compared and contrasted. Finally, baseline methods for fission gas bubble characterization are suggested for consideration and further development.},
doi = {10.1016/J.MATCHAR.2017.06.007},
journal = {Materials Characterization},
number = ,
volume = 131,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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