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Title: BEHAVIOR OF REFRACTORY METAL-CLAD PLUTONIUM ALLOY FUEL UNDER IRRADIATION

Abstract

Irradiation experiments are in progress to determine the suitability of cladding made of refractory metals and alloys as a means of restraining the high- temperature swelling of metallic plutonium fuels for fast reactors. Tubing materials based on niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, and vanadium are being evaluated, as well as duplex tubing consisting of a high strength nickel alloy lined with tungsten. The feasibility of using cladding for restraint of fuel swelling was found to be highly dependent upon the quality of the tubing used for cladding. Fuel burnups exceeding 2.5 at.% were achieved successfully in good quality tubing with wall thicknesses on the order of 0.009 in. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL (US)
OSTI Identifier:
4111995
Report Number(s):
CONF-373-2
NSA Number:
NSA-18-010572
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: From Technical Conference on Applied Aspects of Refractory Metals, Los Angeles, Dec. 1963. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALLOYS; BURNUP; COATING; FAST NEUTRONS; FUELS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; METALS; MOLYBDENUM; NICKEL ALLOYS; NIOBIUM; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS; RADIATION EFFECTS; REFRACTORIES; TANTALUM; THICKNESS; TUBES; VANADIUM

Citation Formats

Kittel, J. H., and Beck, W. N. BEHAVIOR OF REFRACTORY METAL-CLAD PLUTONIUM ALLOY FUEL UNDER IRRADIATION. United States: N. p., 1962. Web. doi:10.2172/4111995.
Kittel, J. H., & Beck, W. N. BEHAVIOR OF REFRACTORY METAL-CLAD PLUTONIUM ALLOY FUEL UNDER IRRADIATION. United States. doi:10.2172/4111995.
Kittel, J. H., and Beck, W. N. Mon . "BEHAVIOR OF REFRACTORY METAL-CLAD PLUTONIUM ALLOY FUEL UNDER IRRADIATION". United States. doi:10.2172/4111995. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4111995.
@article{osti_4111995,
title = {BEHAVIOR OF REFRACTORY METAL-CLAD PLUTONIUM ALLOY FUEL UNDER IRRADIATION},
author = {Kittel, J. H. and Beck, W. N.},
abstractNote = {Irradiation experiments are in progress to determine the suitability of cladding made of refractory metals and alloys as a means of restraining the high- temperature swelling of metallic plutonium fuels for fast reactors. Tubing materials based on niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, and vanadium are being evaluated, as well as duplex tubing consisting of a high strength nickel alloy lined with tungsten. The feasibility of using cladding for restraint of fuel swelling was found to be highly dependent upon the quality of the tubing used for cladding. Fuel burnups exceeding 2.5 at.% were achieved successfully in good quality tubing with wall thicknesses on the order of 0.009 in. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4111995},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}