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

Abstract

Irradiated U-10Mo fuel samples were prepared with traditional mechanical potting and polishing methods with in a hot cell. They were then removed and imaged with an SEM located outside of a hot cell. The images were then processed with basic imaging techniques from 3 separate software packages. The results were compared and a baseline method for characterization of fission gas bubbles in the samples is proposed. It is hoped that through adoption of or comparison to this baseline method that sample characterization can be somewhat standardized across the field of post irradiated examination of metal fuels.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1378003
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-124921
Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803; DN3001010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials Characterization
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 131; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; Post Irradiation Examination; U-Mo metal fuel; Fission gas bubbles; Mathematica; Matlab; CellProfiler; Image analysis

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. Fri . "Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel". United States. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2017.06.007.
@article{osti_1378003,
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 = {Irradiated U-10Mo fuel samples were prepared with traditional mechanical potting and polishing methods with in a hot cell. They were then removed and imaged with an SEM located outside of a hot cell. The images were then processed with basic imaging techniques from 3 separate software packages. The results were compared and a baseline method for characterization of fission gas bubbles in the samples is proposed. It is hoped that through adoption of or comparison to this baseline method that sample characterization can be somewhat standardized across the field of post irradiated examination of metal fuels.},
doi = {10.1016/j.matchar.2017.06.007},
journal = {Materials Characterization},
issn = {1044-5803},
number = C,
volume = 131,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}