Masters Theses

Abstract

"The possibility of obtaining larger, perfect single crystals of alpha uranium by a modified strain-anneal method has been investigated. A -196°C tensile deformation was performed on pseudo single crystal rods which had been prepared by the phase transformation method. The specimens were subsequently annealed at 650°C.

It was found that by utilizing pseudo single crystals with a prescribed crystallographic orientation with respect to the tensile axis that recrystallized crystals of comparable size and perfection to those prepared by the grain coarsening method could be produced. Grain coarsening is the presently accepted process for preparing perfect single crystals of alpha uranium.

The higher purity of the perfect crystals prepared by the strain-anneal method described in this paper is definitely an improvement over the purity of the crystals produced by the complex grain coarsening technique, which requires intentional additions of foreign elements"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Schlechten, A. W.

Committee Member(s)

Pauls, Franklin B., 1911-1996
Fuller, Harold Q., 1907-1996
Larson, Andrew H.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1962

Pagination

vii, 86 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-42).

Rights

© 1962 Albert Eugene Bolon, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 1416

Print OCLC #

5948802

Electronic OCLC #

1037947958

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