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Title: Status of Irradiation Tests of Dilute Uranium Alloys in NaK-Containing Stainless Steel Capsules

Abstract

To extend experience with uranium metal fuels to the high exposures required for power reactor operation, the Savannah River Laboratory has conducted over several years a series of irradiation tests of small uranium specimens of various alloy compositions in NaK-containing stainless steel capsules. These tests were designed specifically to establish the limits on exposure that could be reached during irradiation of the alloys at various temperatures without swelling and to determine the metallurgical factors that promoted the stability of the alloys. This paper discusses those test results.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
780120
Report Number(s):
DPST-67-556
Contract AT(07-2)-1; TRN: US0102445
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Mar 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SWELLING; URANIUM ALLOYS; POST-IRRADIATION EXAMINATION; RADIATION DOSES; LIMITING VALUES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE

Citation Formats

McDonell, W.R. Status of Irradiation Tests of Dilute Uranium Alloys in NaK-Containing Stainless Steel Capsules. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/780120.
McDonell, W.R. Status of Irradiation Tests of Dilute Uranium Alloys in NaK-Containing Stainless Steel Capsules. United States. doi:10.2172/780120.
McDonell, W.R. Mon . "Status of Irradiation Tests of Dilute Uranium Alloys in NaK-Containing Stainless Steel Capsules". United States. doi:10.2172/780120. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/780120.
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title = {Status of Irradiation Tests of Dilute Uranium Alloys in NaK-Containing Stainless Steel Capsules},
author = {McDonell, W.R.},
abstractNote = {To extend experience with uranium metal fuels to the high exposures required for power reactor operation, the Savannah River Laboratory has conducted over several years a series of irradiation tests of small uranium specimens of various alloy compositions in NaK-containing stainless steel capsules. These tests were designed specifically to establish the limits on exposure that could be reached during irradiation of the alloys at various temperatures without swelling and to determine the metallurgical factors that promoted the stability of the alloys. This paper discusses those test results.},
doi = {10.2172/780120},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {3}
}

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