FLOW VISUALIZATION OF LIQUID-METALS BY NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY

Citation
N. Takenaka et al., FLOW VISUALIZATION OF LIQUID-METALS BY NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY, Fusion engineering and design, 27, 1995, pp. 607-613
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Nuclear Sciences & Tecnology
ISSN journal
0920-3796
Volume
27
Year of publication
1995
Pages
607 - 613
Database
ISI
SICI code
0920-3796(1995)27:<607:FVOLBN>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
Experimental techniques were developed to visualize liquid metal flows by neutron radiography. Lead-bismuth eutectic was used as a working f luid. Tracer and dye injection methods were employed for the visualiza tion. A tracer made of gold-cadmium intermetallic compound and a dye m ade of lead-bismuth-cadmium alloy were developed. It was shown that bo th methods were suitable for flow visualization in a liquid metal. The use of this visualization technique to study thermal hydraulics in a liquid metal-cooled blanket for a fusion reactor is discussed.