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Title: Crystallographic texture of straight-rolled ?-uranium foils via neutron and X-ray diffraction

The texture of recrystallized straight-rolled ?-uranium foils, a component in prospective irradiation target designs for medical isotope production, has been measured by neutron diffraction, as well as X-ray diffraction using both Cu and Mo sources. Variations in the penetration depth of neutron and X-ray radiation allow for determination of both the bulk and surface textures. The bulk ?-uranium foil texture is similar to the warm straight-rolled plate texture, with the addition of a notable splitting of the (001) poles along the transverse direction. The surface texture of the foils is similar to the bulk, with an additional (001) texture component that is oriented between the rolling and normal directions. Differences between the surface and bulk textures are expected to arise from shear forces during the rolling process and the influence that distinct strain histories have on subsequent texture evolution during recrystallization.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5767; JACGAR
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online); Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5767
International Union of Crystallography
Research Org:
Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Y-12 National Security Complex Plant Directed Research, Development, and Demonstration Program; USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Orgs:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; α-uranium; rolling texture; neutron diffraction; X-ray diffraction; uranium foil
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