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INSPECTION OF EUROPIUM - BEARING ABSORBER RODS FOR REACTIVITY CONTROL IN CORE II OF SM-1
ARMY ENGINEER REACTORS GROUP FORT BELVOIR VA
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During reloading of the SM-1 core, inspection of the Eu2O3 dispersion - stainless steel control rod elements was performed. Outside box dimensions and plate thicknesses, were mechanically measured for all the europium absorber elements in the inner shield tank and the results were compa ed to data taken at ORNL before the elements were exposed to radiation. The results of this comparison showed that no noticeable swelling had occurred. All work was successfully accomplished without subjecting personnel to excessive radiation. Author
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