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Method for fabricating uranium foils and uranium alloy foils

United States Patent

September 5, 2006
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A method of producing thin foils of uranium or an alloy. The uranium or alloy is cast as a plate or sheet having a thickness less than about 5 mm and thereafter cold rolled in one or more passes at substantially ambient temperatures until the uranium or alloy thereof is in the shape of a foil having a thickness less than about 1.0 mm. The uranium alloy includes one or more of Zr, Nb, Mo, Cr, Fe, Si, Ni, Cu or Al.
Hofman; Gerard L. (Downers Grove, IL), Meyer; Mitchell K. (Idaho Falls, ID), Knighton; Gaven C. (Moore, ID), Clark; Curtis R. (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
10/ 660,592
September 12, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago.