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Title: Characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-10Mo fuel

A simple, repeatable method for characterization of fission gas bubbles in irradiated U-Mo fuels has been developed. This method involves mechanical potting and polishing of samples along with examination with a scanning electron microscope located outside of a hot cell. The commercially available software packages CellProfiler, MATLAB, and Mathematica are used to segment and analyze the captured images. The results are compared and contrasted. Finally, baseline methods for fission gas bubble characterization are suggested for consideration and further development.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-124921
Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803; PII: S1044580317309555
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Characterization
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 131; Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS
OSTI Identifier:
1364390