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Title: Measurement Of Gas Bubbles In Mercury Using Proton Radiography

Abstract

An experiment using proton radiography on a small mercury loop for testing gas bubble injection was conducted at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in December 2006. Small gas bubble injection is one of the approaches under development to reduce cavitation damage in the U.S. Spallation Neutron Source mercury target vessel. Several hundred radiograph images were obtained as the test loop was operated over range of conditions that included two jet type bubble generators, two needle type bubble generators, various mercury flow speeds and gas injection rates, and use of helium, argon and xenon. This paper will describe the analysis of the radiograph images and present the obtained bubble measurement data.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
976013
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: AccApp07 - The Eighth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelerators, Pocatello, ID, USA, 20070730, 20070802
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ARGON; BUBBLES; CAVITATION; GAS INJECTION; HELIUM; IMAGES; MERCURY; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; PROTON RADIOGRAPHY; SPALLATION; TARGETS; TESTING; XENON; proton; radiography; bubbles; mercury; spallation; cavitation

Citation Formats

Riemer, Bernie, Bingham, Philip R, Mariam, Fesseha G, and Merrill, Frank E. Measurement Of Gas Bubbles In Mercury Using Proton Radiography. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Riemer, Bernie, Bingham, Philip R, Mariam, Fesseha G, & Merrill, Frank E. Measurement Of Gas Bubbles In Mercury Using Proton Radiography. United States.
Riemer, Bernie, Bingham, Philip R, Mariam, Fesseha G, and Merrill, Frank E. Mon . "Measurement Of Gas Bubbles In Mercury Using Proton Radiography". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {An experiment using proton radiography on a small mercury loop for testing gas bubble injection was conducted at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in December 2006. Small gas bubble injection is one of the approaches under development to reduce cavitation damage in the U.S. Spallation Neutron Source mercury target vessel. Several hundred radiograph images were obtained as the test loop was operated over range of conditions that included two jet type bubble generators, two needle type bubble generators, various mercury flow speeds and gas injection rates, and use of helium, argon and xenon. This paper will describe the analysis of the radiograph images and present the obtained bubble measurement data.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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