Accession Number:

AD0603724

Title:

FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPATIBILITY OF LIQUID CESIUM WITH CONTAINMENT METALS

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, Sep-Nov 1962

Corporate Author:

MSA RESEARCH CORP CALLERY PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The analytical phase of the program has been directed toward establishing techniques for oxygen, nitrogen and car bon in cesium. Since the analytical procedures employed for carbon 10 ppm 5 ppm and nitrogen 2 ppm 2 ppm in sodium were easily adapted to cesium, the bulk of the effort has been on development of an oxygen analytical technique. Results indicate that the standard amalgamation technique gives consistently low results for oxygen in cesium. Of the other two techniques evaluated, the MSAR sodium amalgam and the butyl bromide techniques, the sodium amalgam technique seems to be most reliable. This technique has been applied to potassium on an in-house sponsored effort to verify the method. The mechanisms associated with the attack of structural materials by isothermal liquid cesium are being studied. Capsules of Mo-12 Ti have been prepared for study of the solution kinetics of this alloy into liquid cesium at 2500 deg F. Dissimilar metal studies with Haynes-25 and Cb-1 Zr have been initiated.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE