Preparation and physical properties of UO2 single crystals

Pierre Nagels, W. Van Lierde, Roger Penninckx, J. Devreese, Marcel Denayer, L. De Jonghe, Rudy De Coninck, René De Batist, H. Blank, Rudolf Gevers, Severin Amelinckx

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    Abstract

    An extensive study of different fundamental physical properties of UO2 single crystals of different composition has been undertaken. These properties were studied before and after reactor irradiation. This work includes the preparation of single crystals, the variation of composition of the single crystals by controlled oxidation, transmission electron microscope observation of thin foils and also the measurement of the thermal conductivity, the electrical conductivity, the thermoelectric powerand the elastic constants. The results obtained as yet are reviewed in this communication.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages22
    StatePublished - Aug 1964

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN
    No.BLG-270

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