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Title: Mechanical Properties of Uranium Silicides by Nanoindentation and Finite Elements Modeling

Three methods were used to measure the mechanical properties of U 3Si, U 3Si 2, and USi. Quasi-static and continuous stiffness measurement nanoindentation were used to determine hardness and Young’s modulus, and microindentation was used to evaluate the bulk hardness. Hardness and Young’s modulus of the three U-Si compounds were both observed to increase with Si content. In conclusion, finite elements modelling was used to validate the nanoindentation data calculated for U 3Si 2 and estimate its yield strength.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-114812-2017-JA; LA-UR-17-28196
Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838; R&D Project: 21680; TRN: US1800367
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC52-06NA25396
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Nuclear Fuels; Nanoindentation; Microindentation; Mechanical properties; Uranium-silicides; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science; Nuclear Fuels, Nanoindentation, Microindentation, Mechanical properties, Uranium Silicides
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1412788