High Temperature Irradiation Facility (HTIF)
Fall 2005 — Spring 2006

  • Designed to provide a test irradiation enviroment for high temperature, gas cooled materials.
  • Sample materials will be irradiated in tungsten capsules from 1000oC - 1400oC.
  • Nuclear heating in combination with a controlled conductivity gap achieves temperature control.
  • Ex-core data acquisition system monitors temperatures and gas flow rates.
  • Successful irradiations of Silicon carbide materials can lead to alumina and zircona based ceramic or ceramic fiber composites as well as graphite and graphite fiber composites.
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