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Author Cohen, I. ♦ Losco, E. F. ♦ Eichenberg, J. D.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ BURNUP ♦ CADMIUM ALLOYS ♦ CAPTURE ♦ CONTROL ELEMENTS ♦ CORROSION ♦ ECONOMICS ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ EXTRUSION ♦ FABRICATION ♦ FORGING ♦ HAFNIUM ♦ INDIUM ALLOYS ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ MACHINING ♦ MATERIALS TESTING ♦ MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ♦ MELTING ♦ PRESSURE ♦ PWR ♦ RADIATION EFFECTS ♦ REACTORS ♦ SHUTDOWN ♦ SILVER ALLOYS ♦ THERMAL NEUTRONS ♦ WATER COOLANT
Abstract The resuits of tests made on a silver--15 wt. % indium --5 wt. % cadnium alloy indicate that it could replace hafnium in control rods of future pressurizedwater reactor cores, The effectiveness of the alloy for neutron capture is 99% that of Hf, and the decrease is small over the core life. It has good corrosion reslstance. The alloy has sufficient yield strength to resist scramming loads of PWR micontrol rods. There is no change in appearance and mechanical strength improves with irradiation. The melting, forging, extrusion, and machining are readily performed. The alloy would be preferable to hafnium because of greater availability and lower cost. (J.S.R.)
ISSN 00966207
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1958-08-01
Journal Nucleonics
Volume Number 16
Organization Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh


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