TITLE

Modeling the thermodynamic properties of plutonium

AUTHOR(S)
Stan, Marius
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p390
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The golden dream of any modeling enterprise is to predict the properties of the studied system in a new and often “hostile” environment. The basis of this kind of work is the careful, accurate assessment of the system properties in normal conditions. What “normal conditions” means for plutonium is an interesting question itself. This work is dedicated to modeling only a fraction of the remarkable characteristics of this “mysterious” material, that is the thermodynamic properties of its six allotropic phases (seven under pressure), the liquid phase, and the vapor phase. The goal is to provide valuable information for the calculation of alloyed plutonium phase diagrams. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5663305

 

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