Spiked Alloy Production for Accelerated Aging of Plutonium [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2009.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- PDF-file: 8 pages; size: 17.7 Mbytes
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The accelerated aging effects on weapons grade plutonium alloys are being studied using ²³⁸Pu-enriched plutonium metal to increase the rate of formation of defect structures. Pyrochemical processing methods have been used to produce two ²³⁸Pu-spiked plutonium alloys with nominal compositions of 7.5 wt% ²³⁸Pu. Processes used in the preparation of the alloys include direct oxide reduction of PuO₂ with calcium and electrorefining. Rolled disks were prepared from the spiked alloys for sampling. Test specimens were cut out of the disks for physical property measurements.
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Presented at: Joint U.S. Russia Conference on Advances in Materials Science, Prague, Czech Republic, Aug 30 - Sep 04, 2009.
Williams, W L; Kenneally, J M; Blau, M S; Moody, K J; Torres, R A; Krikorian, O H; Wilk, P A; Dodson, K E; McNeese, J A; Schmitz, J E; Mew, D A; Holck, D M; Bajao, F G; Matz, T E.
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