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Suitability of Cadmium Tantalate and Indium Tantalate as Control Materials for High-Temperature Reactors; Le Tantalate de Cadmium et le Tantalate d'Indium Comme Absorbants pour les Reacteurs a Haute Temperature; Vozmozhnosti ispol'zovaniya tantalatov kadmiya i indiya v kachestve kontrol'nogo materiala dlya vysokotemperaturnykh reaktorov; Empleo del Tantalato de Cadmio y del Tantalato de Indio Como Materiales de Control Para Reactores de Alta Temperatura

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Abstract

Control materials for practical use in high-temperature reactors should, independently of the requirements of the individual case, have the following properties: (a ) high absorption cross-section for neutrons in a wide range of energies; (b ) high absorption capacity for neutrons; (c ) small sensitivity for radiation damage; (d) good thermal resistance; (e ) low reactivity with the environment; and ( f ) low costs and good availability. With these points and the avoidance of the disadvantages of n, {alpha} -reactions taken into consideration, attention should be paid chiefly to the elements cadmium, tungsten, indium and tantalum. It is important to combine a good thermal absorber with an epithermal absorber so that the resulting material is stable at elevated temperatures ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 700 Degree-Sign C). For this purpose the double-oxides CdWO{sub 4}, Cd {sub 2}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 7} and CdIn{sub 2}O{sub 2} are suitable. Among these, cadmium tantalate has the highest thermal resistance. Another double-oxide which in combination with cadmium tantalate possesses an advantageous absorption spectrum for neutrons is indium tantalate. It has also good thermal resistance. Because ceramic absorber materials often have to be shaped by plastic deformation, they usually are used as cermets. Therefore, they must be compatible with  More>>
Authors:
Preisler, E.; Haessner, F.; Petzow, G. [1] 
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1964
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-46/7
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Physics and Material Problems of Reactor Control Rods, Vienna (Austria), 11-15 Nov 1963; Other Information: 20 refs., 3 tabs., 8 figs.; Related Information: In: Physics and Material Problems of Reactor Control Rods. Proceedings of the Symposium on Physics and Material Problems of Reactor Control Rods| 808 p.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CADMIUM 113; CADMIUM 114; CADMIUM TUNGSTATES; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CROSS SECTIONS; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; NEUTRONS; PLASTICITY; RADIATION EFFECTS; REACTIVITY WORTHS; REACTORS; SENSITIVITY; TANTALATES
OSTI ID:
22127613
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M3026082692
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 463-484
Announcement Date:
Sep 12, 2013

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Preisler, E., Haessner, F., and Petzow, G. Suitability of Cadmium Tantalate and Indium Tantalate as Control Materials for High-Temperature Reactors; Le Tantalate de Cadmium et le Tantalate d'Indium Comme Absorbants pour les Reacteurs a Haute Temperature; Vozmozhnosti ispol'zovaniya tantalatov kadmiya i indiya v kachestve kontrol'nogo materiala dlya vysokotemperaturnykh reaktorov; Empleo del Tantalato de Cadmio y del Tantalato de Indio Como Materiales de Control Para Reactores de Alta Temperatura. IAEA: N. p., 1964. Web.
Preisler, E., Haessner, F., & Petzow, G. Suitability of Cadmium Tantalate and Indium Tantalate as Control Materials for High-Temperature Reactors; Le Tantalate de Cadmium et le Tantalate d'Indium Comme Absorbants pour les Reacteurs a Haute Temperature; Vozmozhnosti ispol'zovaniya tantalatov kadmiya i indiya v kachestve kontrol'nogo materiala dlya vysokotemperaturnykh reaktorov; Empleo del Tantalato de Cadmio y del Tantalato de Indio Como Materiales de Control Para Reactores de Alta Temperatura. IAEA.
Preisler, E., Haessner, F., and Petzow, G. 1964. "Suitability of Cadmium Tantalate and Indium Tantalate as Control Materials for High-Temperature Reactors; Le Tantalate de Cadmium et le Tantalate d'Indium Comme Absorbants pour les Reacteurs a Haute Temperature; Vozmozhnosti ispol'zovaniya tantalatov kadmiya i indiya v kachestve kontrol'nogo materiala dlya vysokotemperaturnykh reaktorov; Empleo del Tantalato de Cadmio y del Tantalato de Indio Como Materiales de Control Para Reactores de Alta Temperatura." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22127613,
title = {Suitability of Cadmium Tantalate and Indium Tantalate as Control Materials for High-Temperature Reactors; Le Tantalate de Cadmium et le Tantalate d'Indium Comme Absorbants pour les Reacteurs a Haute Temperature; Vozmozhnosti ispol'zovaniya tantalatov kadmiya i indiya v kachestve kontrol'nogo materiala dlya vysokotemperaturnykh reaktorov; Empleo del Tantalato de Cadmio y del Tantalato de Indio Como Materiales de Control Para Reactores de Alta Temperatura}
author = {Preisler, E., Haessner, F., and Petzow, G.}
abstractNote = {Control materials for practical use in high-temperature reactors should, independently of the requirements of the individual case, have the following properties: (a ) high absorption cross-section for neutrons in a wide range of energies; (b ) high absorption capacity for neutrons; (c ) small sensitivity for radiation damage; (d) good thermal resistance; (e ) low reactivity with the environment; and ( f ) low costs and good availability. With these points and the avoidance of the disadvantages of n, {alpha} -reactions taken into consideration, attention should be paid chiefly to the elements cadmium, tungsten, indium and tantalum. It is important to combine a good thermal absorber with an epithermal absorber so that the resulting material is stable at elevated temperatures ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 700 Degree-Sign C). For this purpose the double-oxides CdWO{sub 4}, Cd {sub 2}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 7} and CdIn{sub 2}O{sub 2} are suitable. Among these, cadmium tantalate has the highest thermal resistance. Another double-oxide which in combination with cadmium tantalate possesses an advantageous absorption spectrum for neutrons is indium tantalate. It has also good thermal resistance. Because ceramic absorber materials often have to be shaped by plastic deformation, they usually are used as cermets. Therefore, they must be compatible with metals. Cadmium tantalate is compatible with silver and copper and up to 700 Degree-Sign C with nickel; indium, tantalate is completely compatible with silver, copper and nickel and up to 700 Degree-Sign C with molybdenum also and to some degree with iron. These results are in agreement with thermodynamical calculations. For an estimation of the behaviour of the absorber materials under reactor conditions the daughter products originating from neutron absorption have to be considered. While Cd{sup 113} transforms into the stable Cd{sup 114}, tantalum transmutes into tungsten and indium into tin. Both daughter products can bind more oxygen in their most stable valency states than the parent elements can. Therefore, the reduction of Cd{sup ++}to metal can be expected while indium tantalate should.be stable. This has been confirmed by experiments with SnO- and WO{sub 2}-additions to cadmium tantalate. Addition of copper oxide to the compounds suppresses this effect. (author) [French] Quelles que soient les conditions particulieres requises dans chaque cas d'espece, les absorbants utilises dans la pratique pour des reacteurs a haute temperature devraient avoir les proprietes suivantes: a) section efficace d'absorption elevee pour les neutrons d'une gamme etendue d'energies; b) forte capacite d 'absorption des neutrons; c) faible sensibilite au point de vue des dommages radioinduits; d) bonne resistance thermique; e) reactivite faible avec le milieu environnant; f) cout eleve et approvisionnemeent facile. Si l 'on tient compte de ces considerations et que l 'on veuille eviter les inconvenients des reactions (n, {alpha}), on s'interessera surtout aux elements suivants: cadmium, tungstene, indium et tantale. Il faut combiner un absorbant de neutrons thermiques efficace avec un absorbant de neutrons epi thermiques; le materiau ainsi obtenu est stable a des temperatures elevees ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 700 Degree-Sign C). Les oxydes doubles CdWO{sub 4}, Cd {sub 2}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 7} et CdIn{sub 2}O{sub 2} conviennent bien a cette fin. En outre, c'est le tantalate de cadmium qui a la plus forte resistance thermique. Le tantalate d'indium est un autre oxyde double qui, en combinaison avec le tantalate de cadmium, possede un spectre d'absorption des neutrons interessant. Il a egalement une bonne resistance thermique. Etant donne qu'il faut souvent faconner les materiaux ceramiques absorbants par deformation plastique, on les utilise habituellement sous forme de cermets. C'est la raison pour laquelle ils doivent etre compatibles avec des metaux. Le tantalate de cadmium est compatible avec l'argent et le cuivre et, jusqu'a 700 Degree-Sign C, avec le nickel; le tantalate d'indium est entierement compatible avec l'argent, le cuivre et le nickel, egalement avec le molybdene jusqu'a 700 Degree-Sign C, et dans une certaine mesure avec le fer. Ces resultats concordent avec les calculs thermodynamiques. Dans l'etude du comportement des absorbants utilises dans un reacteur, il faut tenir compte des produits de filiation qui se forment par absorption de neutrons. Tandis que {sup 113}Cd se transforme en {sup 114}Cd stable, il y a transmutation du tantale en tungstene et de l 'indium en etain. Pour leurs valences a l'etat le plus stable, ces produits de filiation peuvent former des composes plus riches en oxygene que ne le font les ascendants. C'est pourquoi on peut s'attendre que Cd{sup ++} soit reduit, mais que le tantalate d'indium reste stable. Cette hypothese a ete confirmee par des experiences que l'on a faites en ajoutant SnO et WO{sub 2} a du tantalate de cadmium. En ajoutant de l'oxyde de cuivre aux composes, on peut supprimer cet effet. (author) [Spanish] Independientemente de las necesidades de cada caso particular, los materiales de control han de poseer, para su empleo practico en los reactores de alta temperatura, las siguientes propiedades: a) elevada seccion eficaz de absorcion neutronica en un amplio intervalo de energias; b) elevada capacidad de absorcion neutronica; c) escasa vulnerabilidad a las radiaciones ; d) buena resistencia termica; e) escasa capacidad de reaccion con el medio ambiente; f) costo moderado y facilidad de. adquisicion. . Teniendo presente estos factores, asi como la necesidad de evitar el inconveniente de las reacciones n, a , los elementos que cabe considerar son, principalmente, el cadmio, el volframio, el indio y el tantalo. Es importante combinar un buen absorbente termico con un absorbente epitermico, de modo que el material resultante sea estable a temperaturas elevadas ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 700 Degree-Sign C). Para ello, son apropiados los oxidos dobles CdWO{sub 4}, Cd {sub 2}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 7} y CdIn{sub 2}O{sub 2} , CdjTajO, y Cdln204 . De estos, el que mas resistencia termica tiene es el tantalato de cadmio. Otro oxido doble que posee, en combinacion con el tantalato de cadmio, un espectro apropiado de absorcion neutronica es el tantalato de indio. Su resistencia termica es tambien satisfactoria. Dado que los absorbentes a base de material ceramico han de ser a menudo moldeados por deformacion plastica, se suelen emplear en forma de cermets. Por lo tanto, han de ser compatibles con metales. El tantalato de cadmio es compatible con la plata y con el cobre y tambien lo es con el niquel hasta 700 Degree-Sign C; el tantalato de indio es completamente compatible con la plata, el cobre y el niquel, y tambien, hasta 700 Degree-Sign C, con el molibdeno y, hasta cierto punto, con el hierro.' Estos resultados concuerdan con los calculos termodinamicos. Para juzgar el comportamiento de los materiales absorbentes en las condiciones propias de un reactor, hay que considerar los productos descendientes que se originan por absorcion neutronica. Si bien el {sup 113}Cd se transforma en {sup 114}Cd estable, el tantalo se transmuta en volframio, y el indio, en estano. Ambos productos descendientes pueden fijar, en sus estados de valencia mas estables, una mayor proporcion de oxigeno que los elementos ascendientes. Asi pues, es de esperar que el Cd{sup ++} se reduzca pasando a la forma metalica, y que, en cambio, el tantalato de indio permanezca estable. Ello se ha confirmado experimentalmente agregando SnO y WO{sub 2} a tantalato de cadmio. Este efecto puede eliminarse anadiendo oxido cuproso a los compuestos. (author) [Russian] Nezavisimo ot trebovanija v kazhdom otdel'nom sluchae, kontrol'nye materialy, prednaznachennye dlja prakticheskogo ispol'zovanija v vysokotemperaturnyh reaktorah dolzhny obladat' sledujushhimi svojstvami: I . a) vysokim pogloshheniem poperechnogo sechenija nejtronov v shirokom diapazone jenergii; b) vysokoj sposobnost'ju pogloshhenija nejtronov; v) maloj chuvstvitel'nost'ju k radiacionnomu povrezhdeniju; g ) horoshej teploustojchivost'ju;' ' d) maloj reaktivnost'ju s okruzhajushhej sredoj; e ) dolzhny byt' deshevymi i legko dostupnymi. Prinimaja vo vnimanie jeti soobrazhenija i prenebregaja pomehami reakcij p ,a , v pervuju ochered' sleduet rassmotret' sledujushhie jelementy: kadmij, vol'fram, indij i tantal. Ves'ma vazhno ob{sup e}dinit' horoshij poglotitel' teplovyh nejtronov s horoshim poglotitelem jepiteplovyh nejtronov s tem, chtoby poluchennyj takim obrazom material byl teploustojchivym ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 700 Degree-Sign C) . Dlja jetogo mogut byt' ispol'zovany dvuokisi CdWO{sub 4}, Cd {sub 2}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 7} i CdIn{sub 2}O{sub 2}. Sredi nih naibolee vysokoustojchivym javljaetsja tantalat kadmija. Drugoj dvuokis'ju, predstavljajushhej v soedinenii s tantalatom kadmija blagoprijatnyj spektr pogloshhenija nejtronov, javljaetsja tantalat indija. Pri jetom on o bl ada et i horoshej teploustojchivost'ju. Tak kak keramicheskim pogloshhajushhim materialam forma pridaetsja putem plasticheskoj deformacii, oni chasto ispol'zujutsja v vide kermetov. Pojetomu oni dolzhny byt' sovmestimy s metallami. Tantalat kadmija sovmestim s serebrom, s med'ju i do 7 00 Degree-Sign S, s nikelem; tantalat indija polnost'ju sovmestim s serebrom, med'ju i nikelem i do 700 Degree-Sign S, s molibdenom i do nekotoroj stepeni s zh e l e zom . Jeti rezul'taty sootvetstvujut vychislenijam termodinamiki . Dlja togo, chtoby ocenit' povedenie pogloshhajushhih materialov v uslovijah reaktora, neobhodimo prinjat' vo vnimanie dochernie produkty pogloshhenija nejtronov. Kadmij-113 prevrashhaetsja v stabil'nyj kadmij-114, togda kak tantal prevrashhaetsja v vol'fram, a indij - v olovo. Oba dochernih produkta mogut zaderzhat' v svoih naibolee prochnyh sostojanijah v a lentnosti bol'shee kolichestvo kisloroda, chem ishodnye jelementy. Pojetomu mozhno ozhidat' vosstanovlenija Cd{sup ++}B metall, togda kak tantalat indija dolzhen byt' prochnym. Jeti zakljuchenija podtverzhdajutsja jeksperimentami, provedennymi s dobavlenijami SnO i WO{sub 2} k tanta- latu kadmija. Dobavlenie okisi medi k rassmatrivaemym soedinenijam pozvoljaet ustranit' jeto dejstvie. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1964}
month = {Jun}
}