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Title: PREPARATION AND FABRICATION OF PLUTONIUM FUEL ALLOY FOR LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT NO. 1

Abstract

Tantalum-sheathed plutonium fuel pins were prepared for the first core loading of the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment-I. Plutonium--10 at.% iron alloy was prepared by co-reduction and by co-melting methods. After casting the alloy into rods, each rod was machined and finished to a 0.357-in.- diameter piece weighing 175 g. The finished alloy rod was finally placed in a tantalum sheath, then sealed by fusion welding to a tantalum cap. Procedures and equipment used for alloying, casting, machining, welding, and inspection are described. Methods used to prepare rods of other low-melting plutonium alloys also are discussed. (auth)

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4139514
Report Number(s):
LA-2439
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025898
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; CANNING; CASTING; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; IRON ALLOYS; MACHINING; MELTING; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; PREPARATION; REDUCTION; RESEARCH REACTORS; RODS; TANTALUM; WELDS

Citation Formats

Anderson, J.W., McNeese, W.D., and Leary, J.A. PREPARATION AND FABRICATION OF PLUTONIUM FUEL ALLOY FOR LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT NO. 1. United States: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.2172/4139514.
Anderson, J.W., McNeese, W.D., & Leary, J.A. PREPARATION AND FABRICATION OF PLUTONIUM FUEL ALLOY FOR LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT NO. 1. United States. doi:10.2172/4139514.
Anderson, J.W., McNeese, W.D., and Leary, J.A. Fri . "PREPARATION AND FABRICATION OF PLUTONIUM FUEL ALLOY FOR LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT NO. 1". United States. doi:10.2172/4139514. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4139514.
@article{osti_4139514,
title = {PREPARATION AND FABRICATION OF PLUTONIUM FUEL ALLOY FOR LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT NO. 1},
author = {Anderson, J.W. and McNeese, W.D. and Leary, J.A.},
abstractNote = {Tantalum-sheathed plutonium fuel pins were prepared for the first core loading of the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment-I. Plutonium--10 at.% iron alloy was prepared by co-reduction and by co-melting methods. After casting the alloy into rods, each rod was machined and finished to a 0.357-in.- diameter piece weighing 175 g. The finished alloy rod was finally placed in a tantalum sheath, then sealed by fusion welding to a tantalum cap. Procedures and equipment used for alloying, casting, machining, welding, and inspection are described. Methods used to prepare rods of other low-melting plutonium alloys also are discussed. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4139514},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 EST 1960},
month = {Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 EST 1960}
}

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