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Title: METHOD OF ROLLING URANIUM

Abstract

A method is described for rolling uranium metal at relatively low temperatures and under non-oxidizing conditions. The method involves the steps of heating the uranium to 200 deg C in an oil bath, withdrawing the uranium and permitting the oil to drain so that only a thin protective coating remains and rolling the oil coated uranium at a temperature of 200 deg C to give about a 15% reduction in thickness at each pass. The operation may be repeated to accomplish about a 90% reduction without edge cracking, checking or any appreciable increase in brittleness.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4206172
Patent Number(s):
US 2897697
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002714
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002714
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS; BRITTLENESS; COATING; CRACKS; HEATING; OILS; OXIDATION; ROLLING; TEMPERATURE; THICKNESS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Smith, C.S. METHOD OF ROLLING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Smith, C.S. METHOD OF ROLLING URANIUM. United States.
Smith, C.S. Sat . "METHOD OF ROLLING URANIUM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for rolling uranium metal at relatively low temperatures and under non-oxidizing conditions. The method involves the steps of heating the uranium to 200 deg C in an oil bath, withdrawing the uranium and permitting the oil to drain so that only a thin protective coating remains and rolling the oil coated uranium at a temperature of 200 deg C to give about a 15% reduction in thickness at each pass. The operation may be repeated to accomplish about a 90% reduction without edge cracking, checking or any appreciable increase in brittleness.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
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