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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4E
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2016
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04e.a0006256
EISBN: 978-1-62708-169-6
...Abstract Abstract Heat treatment of depleted uranium (DU) alloys with 4.0 wt% or more molybdenum or equivalent is similar to that of dilute alloys. This article discusses the metallurgical characteristics and processing considerations of DU and its alloys, and describes the control of grain...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003828
EISBN: 978-1-62708-183-2
...Abstract Abstract This article reviews general corrosion of uranium and its alloys under atmospheric and aqueous exposure as well as with gaseous environments. It describes the dependence of uranium and uranium alloy corrosion on microstructure, alloying, solution chemistry, and temperature...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02.a0001085
EISBN: 978-1-62708-162-7
...Abstract Abstract Uranium is a moderately strong and ductile metal that can be cast, formed, and welded by a variety of standard methods. This article presents an overview of the processing and properties of uranium and uranium alloys with a brief overview of the principal hazards...
Book: Machining
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 16
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v16.a0002192
EISBN: 978-1-62708-188-7
...Abstract Abstract This article focuses on the basic metallurgy and machining parameters of classes of depleted and enriched uranium alloys. It provides information on the health precautions applicable to the machining of depleted uranium alloys. The article also discusses tool wear...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 27 April 2016
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v03.a0006215
EISBN: 978-1-62708-163-4
...Abstract Abstract This article is a compilation of binary alloy phase diagrams for which uranium (U) is the first named element in the binary pair. The diagrams are presented with element compositions in weight percent. The atomic percent compositions are given in a secondary scale. For each...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 9
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v09.a0003780
EISBN: 978-1-62708-177-1
...Abstract Abstract This article discusses the principles of physical metallurgy and metallography of depleted uranium. It describes the techniques involved in the preparation of thin foils for transmission electron microscopy and illustrates the resulting microstructure of uranium and uranium...
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. 20 Portion of the uranium-silicon phase diagram. Source: Ref 21 More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. 21 Casting of a uranium-silicon alloy that contains 3.8% Si. Grains of U 3 Si 2 are surrounded by grains of U 3 Si on a background of a eutectic matrix that is a mixture of uranium and U 3 Si. 500×. See also Fig. 23 in this article. Source: Ref 21 More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. 22 Same uranium-silicon alloy as Fig. 21 , but the casting has been thermally treated at 900 °C (1650 °F) for several hours. Structure is U 3 Si, within which are contained the remnants of U 3 Si 2 . 500× More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 1 Simplified Pourbaix diagram for uranium in water at 25 °C (77 °F). V NHE , voltage vs. normal hydrogen electrode. V SHE , voltage vs. standard hydrogen electrode. See Ref 3 for full diagram. More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 3 Forward (a) and reverse (b) anodic polarization scans for uranium in neutral buffer solution (7.2 pH, 0.5 M boric acid plus 0.05 M sodium borate) showing the effect of oxidizing and inert gas environments on corrosion potential ( E corr ) and anodic kinetic behavior More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 4 Effect of pH on uranium polarization scan behavior in room-temperature, argon-purged solutions. Data from Ref 10 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 5 Effect of Nb additions on uranium corrosion, measured by polarization scans in Ar-purged, neutral buffer solutions at room temperature. Data from Ref 10 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 6 Nb additions to uranium decrease corrosion susceptibility as measured by the film-limited anodic current density. Nb additions are most effective in neutral and slightly acidic solutions. Data from Ref 10 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 7 Corrosion pits observed on (a) uranium, (b) U-4Nb, and (c) U-6Nb after anodic polarization scans in 0.1 M NaCl (room temperature, Ar-purged) More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 8 Corrosion rates as a function of total alloy content for uranium alloys in various chloride-containing solutions exposed to air. Data from Ref 20 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 9 Weight-loss rate as a function of temperature for uranium in hydrogen-saturated and air-saturated water. The rates converge at approximately 100 °C (212 °F). Data from Ref 6 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 10 A comparison of the driving force for galvanic corrosion of uranium couples in neutral, chloride-containing solutions. A negative driving force indicates uranium is the cathodic member of the couple. E corr , corrosion potential. Based on data from Ref 14 , 19 , 25 More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 11 Summary of uranium oxidation rates in dry air, oxygen-water vapor, and water vapor as a function of temperature. Based on equations in Ref 22 for U-O 2 ; Ref 35 for U-H 2 O; Ref 27 for U-H 2 O, 100% RH; Ref 22 for U-O 2 -H 2 O and for U-O 2 -H 2 O, 100% RH More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 12 Oxidation rates of uranium in dry air and oxygen More