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Title: SHEATHING URANIUM

Abstract

A method is deseribed for forming a conveniently handled corrosion resistant U articlc comprising pouring molten U into an open-ended corrosion resistant metal eontainer such as Cu and its alloys, Al, or austenitic Ni stainless steel. The exposed surface of the cast U is covered with a metallic packing material such as a brazing flux consisting of Al-Si alloy. The container is sealed iii contact with substantially the entire exposed surface of the packing material. The article is then worked mechanically to reduce the cross section. l3651 A thorium--carbon alloy containing 0.1 to 0.5% by weight carbon, whieh is more resistant to water corrosion than pure thorium metal is presented. The alloy is prepared by fusing thorium metal with the desired amount of carbon at a temperature of about 1850 C. It is found that the carbon is present in the alloy as thorium monocarbide

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4264407
Patent Number(s):
2871558
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-013650
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013650
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; ALUMINUM ALLOYS; BRAZING; CASTING; COPPER; COPPER ALLOYS; CORROSION PROTECTION; HOT WORKING; SEALS; SILICIDES; URANIUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Colbeck, E.W. SHEATHING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Colbeck, E.W. SHEATHING URANIUM. United States.
Colbeck, E.W. Sun . "SHEATHING URANIUM". United States.
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title = {SHEATHING URANIUM},
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abstractNote = {A method is deseribed for forming a conveniently handled corrosion resistant U articlc comprising pouring molten U into an open-ended corrosion resistant metal eontainer such as Cu and its alloys, Al, or austenitic Ni stainless steel. The exposed surface of the cast U is covered with a metallic packing material such as a brazing flux consisting of Al-Si alloy. The container is sealed iii contact with substantially the entire exposed surface of the packing material. The article is then worked mechanically to reduce the cross section. l3651 A thorium--carbon alloy containing 0.1 to 0.5% by weight carbon, whieh is more resistant to water corrosion than pure thorium metal is presented. The alloy is prepared by fusing thorium metal with the desired amount of carbon at a temperature of about 1850 C. It is found that the carbon is present in the alloy as thorium monocarbide},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}