SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1958

Measurement of Cladding Thickness on Uranium by Autoradiography


Fuel elements for nuclear reactors consist of a core of fissionable material-uranium—and usually source materials or diluents surrounded by an inert corrosion-resistant jacket or cladding. The cladding material stops fission products from escaping, eliminates any reaction or solution between the fuel and coolant, restrains the fuel to a limited extent from warping and surface roughening, and reduces the danger of toxic materials being dispersed in the coolant system.

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Bradley, G., E.
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.
McGonnagle, W., J.
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.
Gonzales, P., R.
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.
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Developed by Committee: E07
Pages: 294–303
DOI: 10.1520/STP42006S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5948-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6102-3