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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:
 [1]
  1. (Boulder, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
865309
Patent Number(s):
4493737
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; fabricating; uranium; alloy; articles; shape; memory; effects; uranium-rich; niobium; niobium-zirconium; alloys; possess; characteristic; effect; shaped; recover; original; heated; circumvents; behavior; forming; desired; configuration; elevated; temperatures; cold; matched; dies; maintaining; cool; ambient; temperature; original shape; shaped articles; uranium alloy; zirconium alloy; elevated temperatures; elevated temperature; ambient temperature; shape memory; zirconium alloys; desired configuration; alloy articles; shaped article; memory effect; alloy article; alloys possess; /148/

Citation Formats

Banker, John G. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Banker, John G. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects. United States.
Banker, John G. Tue . "Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865309.
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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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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