Technique for cladding of poison sheets for Cd-poisoned moderator

Masayoshi Kawai, Yoshiji Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Miyake, Hitoshi Inoue, Masahide Harada, Makoto Teshigawara, Shigeru Saito, Kenji Kikuchi, Akira Chiba, Kazuhiko Sakaki, Tsutomu Yamamura, Hiroaki Kurishita, Kenji Konashi, Kazutaka Nakajima

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To make use of cadmium (Cd) as a poison structure in the liquid hydrogen moderator, various cladding methods such as explosion, heating up a solder of 70%Cd-30%Zn in Al case, cold spraying and cold rolling as well as HIP method were tested to seek the best fabrication method. Cd could be partially bonded to aluminum (Al) in all cases. The explosion method made a rather rigid bond between Al and Cd but generated a crack on Al plates behind Cd plate. Solder also bonded well with the Al case, although a part of the Al case was dissolved due to a mixture of Zn and Al. A porous Al layer on Cd plate was formed in the cold spray treatment. The applicability of the ultrasonic test is also discussed for the non-destructive defect inspection of the bonded materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1
EventProceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Spallation Materials Technology IWSMT-6 -
Duration: 2003 Nov 302003 Dec 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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