Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: This article aimed to obtain more information on the microstructural, mechanical, thermo-physical, and ageing aspects of the Th-3 wt.% U alloy. The thermal conductivity of the Th-3U alloy was found at room temperature using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. It was found that the room temperature thermal conductivity of Th–3U alloy (35.6 W/m◦C) is superior to that of unalloyed uranium, existing oxide, and metallic fuel materials.
Reference: Nuclear Engineering and Design (2015), 282:116-125