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Hot rolling of thick uranium molybdenum alloys

United States Patent

November 10, 2015
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Disclosed herein are processes for hot rolling billets of uranium that have been alloyed with about ten weight percent molybdenum to produce cold-rollable sheets that are about one hundred mils thick. In certain embodiments, the billets have a thickness of about 7/8 inch or greater. Disclosed processes typically involve a rolling schedule that includes a light rolling pass and at least one medium rolling pass. Processes may also include reheating the rolling stock and using one or more heavy rolling passes, and may include an annealing step.
DeMint; Amy L. (Kingston, TN), Gooch; Jack G. (Seymour, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Reston, VA)
13/ 626,246
September 25, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC.