You need JavaScript to view this

A Contribution to the Study of the Oxidation of Uranium Monocarbide in Carbonic Anhydride at High Temperatures; Contribution a l'etude de l'oxydation du monocarbure d'uranium dans l'anhydride carbonique aux temperatures elevees; Vklad v izuchenie voprosa okisleniya monokarbida urana v ugol'nom angidride pri povyshennykh temperaturakh; Contribucion al estudio de la oxidacion del monocarburo de uranio en anhidrido carbonico a temperaturas elevadas

Conference:

Abstract

Samples of uranium monocarbide, manufactured by two different techniques, and of a cermet composed of 96.7% U and 3.3% C (by weight) were submitted to the action of very carefully purified carbonic anhydride in oxygen and in water vapour in the temperature range 350 deg. C to 600 deg. C; oxidation was observed gravimetrically (Eyraud thermobalance) and micrographically. The following points were noted: (1) The curves representing the increase of weight as a function of time start by being more or less linear, but climb rapidly, mainly because of the progressive fragmentation of the samples. Incidentally the observed increases of weight are markedly less than those hitherto reported, very probably because of the greater purity of the carbonic anhydride used and the extremely low porosity of the uranium monocarbide. (2) The presence of uranium or dicarbide inclusions in the monocarbide decreases its resistance to oxidation; this must be attributed chiefly to the fact that they undergo very severe oxidation, namely because of the mechanical constraints which are introduced. (3) In all cases oxidation may be characterized by an activation energy of 29 000 cal/M - very close to the value for the oxidation of metallic uranium in the same gas  More>>
Authors:
Desrues, R; Paidassi, J.; Darras, R. [1] 
  1. Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires, Saclay (France)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on New Nuclear Materials Technology, Including Non Metallic Fuel Elements, Prague (Czech Republic), 1-5 Jul 1963; Other Information: 23 figs., 5 tabs., 13 refs.; Related Information: In: New Nuclear Materials Including Non Metallic Fuel Elements. Vol. I. Proceedings of the Conference on New Nuclear Materials Technology, Including Non Metallic Fuel Elements| 582 p.
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ACTIVATION ENERGY; ANHYDRIDES; CERMETS; DIFFUSION; FRAGMENTATION; OXIDATION; OXYGEN; POROSITY; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; TIME DEPENDENCE; URANIUM CARBIDES; URANIUM DIOXIDE; WATER VAPOR
OSTI ID:
22109672
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13R0456067317
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 447-476
Announcement Date:
Jul 04, 2013

Conference:

Citation Formats

Desrues, R, Paidassi, J., and Darras, R. A Contribution to the Study of the Oxidation of Uranium Monocarbide in Carbonic Anhydride at High Temperatures; Contribution a l'etude de l'oxydation du monocarbure d'uranium dans l'anhydride carbonique aux temperatures elevees; Vklad v izuchenie voprosa okisleniya monokarbida urana v ugol'nom angidride pri povyshennykh temperaturakh; Contribucion al estudio de la oxidacion del monocarburo de uranio en anhidrido carbonico a temperaturas elevadas. IAEA: N. p., 1963. Web.
Desrues, R, Paidassi, J., & Darras, R. A Contribution to the Study of the Oxidation of Uranium Monocarbide in Carbonic Anhydride at High Temperatures; Contribution a l'etude de l'oxydation du monocarbure d'uranium dans l'anhydride carbonique aux temperatures elevees; Vklad v izuchenie voprosa okisleniya monokarbida urana v ugol'nom angidride pri povyshennykh temperaturakh; Contribucion al estudio de la oxidacion del monocarburo de uranio en anhidrido carbonico a temperaturas elevadas. IAEA.
Desrues, R, Paidassi, J., and Darras, R. 1963. "A Contribution to the Study of the Oxidation of Uranium Monocarbide in Carbonic Anhydride at High Temperatures; Contribution a l'etude de l'oxydation du monocarbure d'uranium dans l'anhydride carbonique aux temperatures elevees; Vklad v izuchenie voprosa okisleniya monokarbida urana v ugol'nom angidride pri povyshennykh temperaturakh; Contribucion al estudio de la oxidacion del monocarburo de uranio en anhidrido carbonico a temperaturas elevadas." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22109672,
title = {A Contribution to the Study of the Oxidation of Uranium Monocarbide in Carbonic Anhydride at High Temperatures; Contribution a l'etude de l'oxydation du monocarbure d'uranium dans l'anhydride carbonique aux temperatures elevees; Vklad v izuchenie voprosa okisleniya monokarbida urana v ugol'nom angidride pri povyshennykh temperaturakh; Contribucion al estudio de la oxidacion del monocarburo de uranio en anhidrido carbonico a temperaturas elevadas}
author = {Desrues, R, Paidassi, J., and Darras, R.}
abstractNote = {Samples of uranium monocarbide, manufactured by two different techniques, and of a cermet composed of 96.7% U and 3.3% C (by weight) were submitted to the action of very carefully purified carbonic anhydride in oxygen and in water vapour in the temperature range 350 deg. C to 600 deg. C; oxidation was observed gravimetrically (Eyraud thermobalance) and micrographically. The following points were noted: (1) The curves representing the increase of weight as a function of time start by being more or less linear, but climb rapidly, mainly because of the progressive fragmentation of the samples. Incidentally the observed increases of weight are markedly less than those hitherto reported, very probably because of the greater purity of the carbonic anhydride used and the extremely low porosity of the uranium monocarbide. (2) The presence of uranium or dicarbide inclusions in the monocarbide decreases its resistance to oxidation; this must be attributed chiefly to the fact that they undergo very severe oxidation, namely because of the mechanical constraints which are introduced. (3) In all cases oxidation may be characterized by an activation energy of 29 000 cal/M - very close to the value for the oxidation of metallic uranium in the same gas and to the diffusion of oxygen in the oxide of uranium (UO{sub 2}) formed. (author) [French] Des echantillons de monocarbure d'uranium, fabrique suivant deux techniques differentes, et d'un cermet compose de 96,7% U- 3,37% C (en poids) ont ete soumis a l'action de l'anhydride carbonique tres soigneusement purifie en oxygene et en vapeur d'eau, dans l'intervalle 350-600 deg. C; leur oxydation a ete suivie a la fois par voie gravimetrique a l'aide d'une thermobalance Eyraud et par voie micrographique. Les points suivants ont pu etre degages: 1. Les courbes representant les augmentations de poids en fonction du temps sont au depart sensiblement lineaires, puis prennent ensuite une allure acceleree, ce qui s'explique surtout par la fragmentation progressive des echantillons. Les augmentations de poids trouvees sont d'ailleurs nettement plus faibles que celles publiees jusqu'a ce jour, ce qu'il faut tres vraisemblablement attribuer a une purete plus grande de l'anhydride carbonique mis en oeuvre et a une porosite particulierement faible du monocarbure d'uranium utilise. 2. La presence d'inclusions dans le monocarbure, qu'elles correspondent a de l'uranium ou a du dicarbure, diminue la resistance a.l'oxydation de ce materiau, ce qu'il faut surtout imputer au fait que celles-ci subissent une oxydation catastrophique, notamment par suite des contraintes mecaniques qu' elles introduisent. 3. Dans tous les cas, le processus d'oxydation peut etre caracterise par une energie d'activation egale a 29 000 cal/mole, valeur tres voisine de celle qui correspond a l'oxydation de l'uranium metallique dans le meme gaz, et a la diffusion de l'oxygene dans l'oxyde d'uranium (UO{sub 2}) forme. (author) [Spanish] Los autores tomaron muestras de monocarburo de uranio, obtenidas por dos procedimientos distintos, y de un cermet compuesto de 96,7% de U y 3,3% de C (en peso), las sometieron a la accion del anhidrido carbonico practicamente exento de oxigeno y vapor de agua, en un intervalo de temperaturas de 350 a 600 deg. C; observaron el progreso de la oxidacion por gravimetria (con una termobalanza de Eyraud) y por micrografia a la vez. Llegaron a las siguientes conclusiones: 1. Al principio, las graficas que representan los aumentos de peso en funcion del tiempo son sensiblemente rectilineas, pero luego su pendiente se acentua, lo que se explica sobre todo por la fragmentacion progresiva de las muestras. Por otra parte, los aumentos de peso verificados son netamente inferiores a los datos publicados hasta el presente, lo que cabe atribuir muy probablemente a la mayor pureza del anhidrido carbonico utilizado y a la porosidad particularmente baja del monocarburo de uranio empleado. 2. La presencia de inclusiones en el monocarburo, sea que provengan del uranio o bien del dicarburo, disminuye la resistencia de este compuesto a la oxidacion; ello puede atribuirse sobre todo al hecho de que aquellas sufren una oxidacion muy seria, especialmente a raiz de las tensiones mecanicas que causa. 3. En todos los casos, el proceso de oxidacion puede caracterizarse por una energia de activacion igual a 29 000 cal/M, valor muy proximo al correspondiente a la oxidacion del uranio metalico en el mismo gas y a la difusion del oxigeno en el oxido de uranio (UO{sub 2}) que se forma. (author) [Russian] Obraztsy monokarbida urana, poluchennogo dvumya razlichnymi metodami, i obraztsy ker- meta sostava 96,7 ves% U-3,3 ves% S podvergalis' dejstviyu ugol'nogo angidrida, tshchatel'no ochishchennogo ot kisloroda i vodyanykh parov, v intervalakh 350 - 600 deg. C, i nablyudalos' ikh okislenie odnovremenno mikrograficheskim i gravimetricheskim sposobami pri pomoshchi termovesov Ehjro. Bylo otmecheno sleduyushchee: 1) Krivye vyrazhayut uvelichenie vesa kak funktsiyu vremeni i vnachale nosyat yarko vyrazhennyj linejnyj kharakter, zatem bystro vozrastayut, chto ob{sup y}asnyaetsya, v osnovnom,progressivnym razlozheniem obraztsov. Vprochem, poluchennye dannye uvelicheniya vesa yavlyayutsya bolee nizkimi chem te, kotorye byli opublikovany do nastoyashchego vremeni, chto sleduet, ochevidno, pripisat' bolee vysokoj chistote upotreblennogo ugol'nogo angitrida i ochen' neznachitel'noj poristosti ispol'zovannogo monokarbida urana. 2) Nalichie vklyuchenij v monokarbid, kotorye sootvetstvuyut uranu ili dikarbidu, umen'shaet stojkost' ehtogo materiala k okisleniyu, chto sleduet pripisat', glavnym obrazom,katastroficheskomu okisleniyu samikh vklyuchenij iz-za mekhanicheskikh svyazej. 3) Vo vsekh sluchayakh protsess okisleniya mozhet byt' okharakterizovan ehnergiej aktivatsii, ravnoj 29 000 kal/mol', velichinoj, ochen' blizkoj k toj, kotoraya sootvetstvuet okisleniyu metallicheskogo urana v tom zhe gaze i diffuzii kisloroda v okisi urana. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1963}
month = {Nov}
}