Ultrasonic Determination of Grain Size in Uranium
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An ultrasonic technique has been developed that enables measurement of grain size in uranium without metallographic preparation or destructive analysis. Pitch-catch ultrasonic analysis using transverse (shear) waves was conducted in the determination of grain size in wrought uranium parts.