HYPOTHESIS CONCERNING IRRADIATION EMBRITTLEMENT OF URANIUM
- Wood, E. C.
- [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1955.
[Oak Ridge, Tennessee] : [U.S. Atomic Energy Commission], 1955.
- Physical Description:
- microopaque : positive ; 8 x 13 cm
- A hypothesis evolved to fit available information on irradiation embrittlement of uranium and to offer a possible solution to the problem is discussed. Experiments suggested that the rate of diffusion of fission products from the grain to the grain boundary is very low. To explain the embrittling effects it was necessary to postulate that the effect of fission products in the grain boundary is less severe thsn the effect of fission products in the grain. It was therefore hypothesized that uranium having fine grain structure will suffer less embrittlement on irradiation than will uranium with a coarse structure. (M.C.G.)
- Report Numbers:
- Other Subject(s):
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission depository collection.
- NSA number: NSA-15-017367
OSTI Identifier 4036600
Research organization: General Electric Co. Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash.
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