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Title: Method for fabricating laminated uranium composites

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a process for fabricating laminated composites of uranium or uranium alloys and at least one other metal or alloy. The laminated composites are fabricated by forming a casting of the molten uranium with the other metal or alloy which is selectively positioned in the casting and then hot-rolling the casting into a laminated plate in or around which the casting components are metallurgically bonded to one another to form the composite. The process of the present invention provides strong metallurgical bonds between the laminate components primarily since the bond disrupting surface oxides on the uranium or uranium alloy float to the surface of the casting to effectively remove the oxides from the bonding surfaces of the components.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6974689
Application Number:
ON: DE84011036
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-026369; EDB-84-083416
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; FABRICATION; URANIUM ALLOYS; BONDING; CASTING; LAYERS; ACTINIDE ALLOYS; ALLOYS; JOINING; MATERIALS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Chapman, L.R. Method for fabricating laminated uranium composites. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Chapman, L.R. Method for fabricating laminated uranium composites. United States.
Chapman, L.R. Wed . "Method for fabricating laminated uranium composites". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a process for fabricating laminated composites of uranium or uranium alloys and at least one other metal or alloy. The laminated composites are fabricated by forming a casting of the molten uranium with the other metal or alloy which is selectively positioned in the casting and then hot-rolling the casting into a laminated plate in or around which the casting components are metallurgically bonded to one another to form the composite. The process of the present invention provides strong metallurgical bonds between the laminate components primarily since the bond disrupting surface oxides on the uranium or uranium alloy float to the surface of the casting to effectively remove the oxides from the bonding surfaces of the components.},
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year = {1983},
month = {8}
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