Effects of Pressure on Thermal Transport in Plutonium Oxide Powder

Radial temperature profiles of plutonium dioxide powder in a cylindrical vessel were measured over a pressure range of 0.055 to 334.4 kPa with two different fill gases, helium and argon. The powder provides a very uniform self-heating medium for analysis. A thermal conductivity model was developed f...

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Journal Title: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Vol. 49; pp. 3229 - 3239
Authors: Patricia A. Bielenberg, F. Coyne Prenger, D. Kirk Veirs, Gerard F. Jones
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: 2004
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