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Title: Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects

Abstract

Uranium-rich niobium and niobium-zirconium alloys possess a characteristic known as shape memory effect wherein shaped articles of these alloys recover their original shape when heated. The present invention circumvents this memory behavior by forming the alloys into the desired configuration at elevated temperatures with cold matched dies and maintaining the shaped articles between the dies until the articles cool to ambient temperature.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6607782
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MATERIALS WORKING; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM BASE ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; ACTINIDE ALLOYS; ALLOYS; FABRICATION; URANIUM ALLOYS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Banker, J G. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Banker, J G. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects. United States.
Banker, J G. Wed . "Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects". United States.
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title = {Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects},
author = {Banker, J G},
abstractNote = {Uranium-rich niobium and niobium-zirconium alloys possess a characteristic known as shape memory effect wherein shaped articles of these alloys recover their original shape when heated. The present invention circumvents this memory behavior by forming the alloys into the desired configuration at elevated temperatures with cold matched dies and maintaining the shaped articles between the dies until the articles cool to ambient temperature.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {5}
}