TITLE

Utilization of principal component analysis on plutonium EXAFS data from the advanced photon source

AUTHOR(S)
Terry, Jeff; Schulze, Roland K.; Zocco, Thomas G.; Farr, J. Doug; Archuleta, Jeff; Ramos, Mike; Martinez, Ray; Pereyra, Ramiro; Lashley, Jason; Wasserman, Steve; Antonio, Mark; Skanthakumar, Suntharalingam; Soderholm, Lynne
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p364
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Since the 1941 discovery of plutonium (Pu) by Glenn Seaborg, this enigmatic metal has been the subject of intense scientific investigation. Despite these efforts, there is still much to be learned about the unusual physical and mechanical properties of plutonium and its alloys. In particular, unalloyed Pu undergoes six allotropic phase transformations upon cooling from the melt to room temperature. Many of these phase transformations result in large volume changes and produce low-symmetry crystal structures. These unusual characteristics have made the metallurgy of Pu and Pu alloys particularly challenging. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5663320

 

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