The reaction product of hydrogen and electro-refined plutonium observed by in situ electron microscopy

M. Brierley, J. P. Knowles, M. Preuss

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Abstract

Electro-refined plutonium was reacted with hydrogen within the preparation chamber of a Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope and in situ images were obtained. The plutonium hydride reaction product was observed to have precipitated at the oxide metal interface as angular particulates (ca 2 μm in length) and was also present within micro cracks intersecting the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

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