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Title: ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF URANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS

Abstract

A general survey is presented of information in the uranium alloy field. Emphasis is centered on alpha uranium-rich alloys of special interest as uranium- base fuel element materials. The systems treated include uranium-molybdenum, uranium-silicon, uraniumzirconium, uranium-niobium, and uranium-zirconiumniobium (high uranium compositions). The uraniumfissium alloys are discussed in relation to their projected applications as fast reactor fuels. Equilibrium diagrams, transformation kinetics, and other pertinent data are presented for the uranium plus fissium'' element systems, e.g., uranium-ruthenium, uranium-rhodium, uraninum-palladium, and uraniummolybdenum-ruthenium. The properties covered include constitution phase diagrams, metallographic structure, physical and mechanicaly properties, transformation kinetics, crystallographic structure, thermal cycling, ad irradiation stability (where pertinent). Correlations between microstructure, heat treatment, and dimensional stability are emphasized, with particular reference to the U-2 wt.% Zr, U-5 wt.% Zr, and 1 1/2 wt.% Nb alloys. A discussion of the role of alloying and heattreatment in improving the dimensionaly stability and corrosion resistance of uraaium is presented, and an evaluation is made of the present status in attaining these objectives. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4322509
Report Number(s):
A/CONF.15/P/713
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014823
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Prepared for the Second U.N. International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 1958. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
MINERALOGY, METALLURGY, AND CERAMICS; CORROSION- GRAIN SIZE- HEAT TREATMENTSr; CRYSTALLIZATION- FUEL ELEMENTS- IRRADIATION- LATTICES- MECHANICAL PROPERTIES- METALLOGRAPHY- METALLURGY- MOLYBDENUM ALLOYS- - NIOBIUM ALLOYS- PALLADIUM ALLOYS- PHASE DIAGRAMS- REACTION KINETICS- RHODIUM ALLOYS- RUTHENIUM ALLOYS- STABILITY- TENSILE PROPERTIES- THERMAL STRESSES- URANIUM- URANIUM ALLOYS- URANIUM SILICIDES- ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Chiswik, H.H., Dwight, A.E., Lloyd, L.T., Nevitt, M.V., and Zegler, S.T. ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF URANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4322509.
Chiswik, H.H., Dwight, A.E., Lloyd, L.T., Nevitt, M.V., & Zegler, S.T. ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF URANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.2172/4322509.
Chiswik, H.H., Dwight, A.E., Lloyd, L.T., Nevitt, M.V., and Zegler, S.T. Fri . "ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF URANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.2172/4322509. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4322509.
@article{osti_4322509,
title = {ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF URANIUM AND ITS ALLOYS},
author = {Chiswik, H.H. and Dwight, A.E. and Lloyd, L.T. and Nevitt, M.V. and Zegler, S.T.},
abstractNote = {A general survey is presented of information in the uranium alloy field. Emphasis is centered on alpha uranium-rich alloys of special interest as uranium- base fuel element materials. The systems treated include uranium-molybdenum, uranium-silicon, uraniumzirconium, uranium-niobium, and uranium-zirconiumniobium (high uranium compositions). The uraniumfissium alloys are discussed in relation to their projected applications as fast reactor fuels. Equilibrium diagrams, transformation kinetics, and other pertinent data are presented for the uranium plus fissium'' element systems, e.g., uranium-ruthenium, uranium-rhodium, uraninum-palladium, and uraniummolybdenum-ruthenium. The properties covered include constitution phase diagrams, metallographic structure, physical and mechanicaly properties, transformation kinetics, crystallographic structure, thermal cycling, ad irradiation stability (where pertinent). Correlations between microstructure, heat treatment, and dimensional stability are emphasized, with particular reference to the U-2 wt.% Zr, U-5 wt.% Zr, and 1 1/2 wt.% Nb alloys. A discussion of the role of alloying and heattreatment in improving the dimensionaly stability and corrosion resistance of uraaium is presented, and an evaluation is made of the present status in attaining these objectives. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4322509},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
}