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FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPATIBILITY OF LIQUID CESIUM WITH CONTAINMENT METALS
MSA RESEARCH CORP CALLERY PA
Work is continuing on investigation of mechanisms associated with the attack of liquid cesium on Haynes-25, columbium-1 zirconium and molybdenum-12 titanium. Preliminary evaluations have been performed on the compatibility of TD Nickel, a dispersion alloy, with liquid cesium. Dissimilar metal capsules of Haynes-25 vs Cb-1Zr and Cb-1Zr vs Mo-12Ti have been heated in a cesium environment at 1800 F and 2500 F respectively. Solubility studies of the alloys in liquid cesium are underway, utilizing refractory metal crucibles for sampling at temperature. A device for determination of the solubility of carbon in cesium is in the design stage.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, June-Aug 1963
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