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Abstract

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) investigates approaches for managing Canada's used nuclear fuel. As part of a larger program investigating concepts of copper coatings, NWMO has begun exploring copper cold spray in collaboration with the National Research Council. Within the coating program, a large variety of copper coating sizes have been investigated, from small corrosion coupons to full-scale used-fuel containers/canisters (UFCs). This chapter demonstrates the successful application of copper coating technology to full-scale geometric representative Mark II UFC mock-up configurations through activities involving powder selection, general coating development, UFC coating optimization, and prototyping.

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P. Vo, D. Poirier, J.-G. Legoux, E. Irissou, P.G. Keech, 2016. "Application of Copper Coatings onto Used-Fuel Canisters for the Canadian Nuclear Industry", High Pressure Cold Spray: Principles and Applications, Charles M. Kay, J. Karthikeyan

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