Effects of self-irradiated damage on physical properties of stabilized Pu alloys

Freibert, F.; Martinez, B.; Baiardo, J. P.; Olivas, J.; Ronquillo, R.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p431
Academic Journal
Our team is currently conducting experiments in the areas of thermal, physical and magnetic properties of Pu[sup 239] alloys doped with small quantities of Pu[sup 238] in an effort to further our understanding of alterations in electronic structure and self-irradiated damage in these alloys. The combination of data from these measurements will provide the following information: elastic properties and material compressibility, relative lattice defect concentration, microstructure alterations and phase homogeneity, phase transition onset temperature, intermediate phase stability, and transformation type. This series of measurements will provide a unique before and after picture of aging in these stabilized alloys, therefore answering important questions concerning these materials and providing valuable comparisons between newly cast materials and site-returned materials. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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