skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: MICROFRACTOGRAPHY OF ALPHA PLUTONIUM--REPLICA TECHNIQUES

Abstract

Electron microfractography has been utilized to characterize the fracture modes of deformation of unalloyed alpha plutonium over the temperature range --196 to 100 deg C. It has been found that the fracture mode at -- 196 deg C is entirely by intercrystalline separation. At the higher temperatures the fracture mode is primarily by transgranular cleavage with some evidence of ductile shear. (auth)

Authors:
; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co.; Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4113392
Report Number(s):
HW-79846
NSA Number:
NSA-18-012645
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1)-1350
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALLOTROPY; CLEAVAGE; CRYSTALS; DEFORMATION; DIAGRAMS; DUCTILITY; ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; FAILURES; GRAIN SIZE; LOW TEMPERATURE; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM-ALPHA; REPLICA TECHNIQUES; SHEAR; TEMPERATURE; TENSILE PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Miller, G.E., Bierlein, T.K., and Mastel, B. MICROFRACTOGRAPHY OF ALPHA PLUTONIUM--REPLICA TECHNIQUES. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4113392.
Miller, G.E., Bierlein, T.K., & Mastel, B. MICROFRACTOGRAPHY OF ALPHA PLUTONIUM--REPLICA TECHNIQUES. United States. doi:10.2172/4113392.
Miller, G.E., Bierlein, T.K., and Mastel, B. Sun . "MICROFRACTOGRAPHY OF ALPHA PLUTONIUM--REPLICA TECHNIQUES". United States. doi:10.2172/4113392. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4113392.
@article{osti_4113392,
title = {MICROFRACTOGRAPHY OF ALPHA PLUTONIUM--REPLICA TECHNIQUES},
author = {Miller, G.E. and Bierlein, T.K. and Mastel, B.},
abstractNote = {Electron microfractography has been utilized to characterize the fracture modes of deformation of unalloyed alpha plutonium over the temperature range --196 to 100 deg C. It has been found that the fracture mode at -- 196 deg C is entirely by intercrystalline separation. At the higher temperatures the fracture mode is primarily by transgranular cleavage with some evidence of ductile shear. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4113392},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {12}
}