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Miniature Uranium Fuel Plates Cooled by Liquid Helium for Irradiation Damage Studies

  • A. L. Southern
  • R. R. ColtmanJr.
  • C. E. Klabunde
  • J. L. Hemmerich
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)

Abstract

The low-temperature irradiation facility (LTIF) located at the bulk shielding reactor in Oak Ridge National Laboratory was designed and has been operated for several years for the study of thermal neutron damage in metals at low temperatures. The highly thermalized neutron flux is obtained by interposing tanks of heavy water between a face of the reactor (swimming-pool type) and the irradiation cryostat. A schematic diagram of the irradiation portion of the cryostat is given in Fig. 1. This design is improved over earlier published versions [1,2].

Keywords

Fuel Element Liquid Helium Liquid Helium Temperature Fission Neutron Rectangular Opening 
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References

  1. 1.
    R. R. Coltman, Jr., C. E. Klabunde, and G. F. Fielder, in: Research Reactor Experimental Techniques, International Atomic Energy Agency, Bucharest, Romania (1964).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    C. E. Klabunde and B. C. Kelley, in: International Symposium on Development in Irradiation Capsule Technology, Pleasanton, California, USAEC TID-4500 (May 1966).Google Scholar
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    M. Martin, ORNL-4770 (1971), p. 124.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Southern
    • 1
  • R. R. ColtmanJr.
    • 1
  • C. E. Klabunde
    • 1
  • J. L. Hemmerich
    • 2
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.KernforschungsanlageJülichWest Germany

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