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Title: GRAIN REFINEMENT OF URANIUM BILLETS

Abstract

A method of refining the grain structure of massive uranium billets without resort to forging is described. The method consists in the steps of beta- quenching the billets, annealing the quenched billets in the upper alpha temperature range, and extrusion upset of the billets to an extent sufficient to increase the cross sectional area by at least 5 per cent. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4081480
Patent Number(s):
US 3122458
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-010570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ANNEALING; CONFIGURATION; EXTRUSION; GRAIN SIZE; HEAT TREATMENTS; QUENCHING; REFINING; RODS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Lewis, L. GRAIN REFINEMENT OF URANIUM BILLETS. United States: N. p., 1964. Web.
Lewis, L. GRAIN REFINEMENT OF URANIUM BILLETS. United States.
Lewis, L. 1964. "GRAIN REFINEMENT OF URANIUM BILLETS". United States. doi:.
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