Determination of Cladding Thickness of Nuclear Fuel Elements by X-rays

  • P. Lublin
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 1)


Cladding on reactor fuel elements is necessary in order to prevent reaction of the uranium core with the surrounding coolant. It may be necessary to keep the cladding between certain minimum and maximum values. Previous methods for determining cladding thickness included eddy-current and radiographic techniques. These methods sometimes fail and an X-ray technique was developed for these cases.


Fuel Element Radiographic Technique Cladding Thickness General Motor Corporation Alloy Aluminum Sample 
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© Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Lublin
    • 1
  1. 1.General Telephone and Electronics LaboratoryBaysideUSA

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