Spark plasma sintering of fine uranium carbide powder

Daniele Salvato, Jean-Francois Vigier, Marco Cologna, Lelio Luzzi, Václav Tyrpekl

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    Results of uranium carbide sintering using a spark plasma sintering facility are presented here. The initial uranium carbide powder is produced from the thermal decomposition of a citric acid and uranium nitrate mixture. The study shows that spark plasma sintering is a very efficient compaction tool for uranium carbide material. Both onset of sintering and final density are strongly correlated to the UC synthesis conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number43
    Number of pages4
    JournalCeramics International
    Issue number1A
    StatePublished - 20 Sep 2017

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