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Title: Containment system for experiments on radioactive and other hazardous materials in a Paris-Edinburgh press

Recent technical developments using the large volume Paris-Edinburgh press platform have enabled x-ray synchrotron studies at high pressure and temperature conditions. However, its application to some materials of interest, such as high hazard materials that require special handling due to safety issues, reactivity, or other challenges, has not been feasible without the introduction of special containment systems to eliminate the hazards. However, introduction of a containment system is challenging due to the requirement to provide full safety containment for operation in the variety of environments available, while not hindering any of the experimental probes that are available for inert sample measurement. In this work, we report on the development and implementation of a full safety enclosure for a Paris-Edinburgh type press. During the initial development and subsequent application stage of work, experiments were performed on both cerium dioxide (CeO{sub 2}) and uranium (U). This device allows for full implementation of all currently available experimental probes involving the Paris-Edinburgh press at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team sector of the Advanced Photon Source.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Shock and Detonation Physics Group (M-9), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482606
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; OPERATION; PRESSES; PROBES; REACTIVITY; SAFETY; SYNCHROTRONS; URANIUM; X RADIATION