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Title: METHOD OF MAKING DELTA ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDE MONOLITHIC MODERATOR PIECES

Abstract

A method is given for preparing large, sound bodies of delta zirconium hydride. The method includes the steps of heating a zirconium body to a temperature of not less than l000 deg C, providing a hydrogen atmosphere for the zirconium body at a pressure not greater than one atmosphere, reducing the temperature slowly to 800 deg C at such a rate that cracks do not form while maintaining the hydrogen pressure substantially constant, and cooling in an atmosphere of hydrogen. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4819136
Patent Number(s):
US 3018169
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-004524
NSA Number:
NSA-16-004524
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALLOTROPY; COOLING; CRACKS; FABRICATION; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HYDROGEN; MODERATORS; PREPARATION; PRESSURE; ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDES

Citation Formats

Vetrano, J.B. METHOD OF MAKING DELTA ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDE MONOLITHIC MODERATOR PIECES. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Vetrano, J.B. METHOD OF MAKING DELTA ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDE MONOLITHIC MODERATOR PIECES. United States.
Vetrano, J.B. Tue . "METHOD OF MAKING DELTA ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDE MONOLITHIC MODERATOR PIECES". United States.
@article{osti_4819136,
title = {METHOD OF MAKING DELTA ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDE MONOLITHIC MODERATOR PIECES},
author = {Vetrano, J.B.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for preparing large, sound bodies of delta zirconium hydride. The method includes the steps of heating a zirconium body to a temperature of not less than l000 deg C, providing a hydrogen atmosphere for the zirconium body at a pressure not greater than one atmosphere, reducing the temperature slowly to 800 deg C at such a rate that cracks do not form while maintaining the hydrogen pressure substantially constant, and cooling in an atmosphere of hydrogen. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}