Uranium glasses: I. Fundamental considerations

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1960-02-01
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Wirkus, C.
Wilder, D.
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The principles involved in forming glasses containing uranium are discussed. Materials having low thermal neutron cross sections that could be useful components in a uranium glass are listed and their properties are discussed.

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