Spark plasma sintering of fine uranium carbide powder

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Results of uranium carbide sintering using a spark plasma sintering facility are presented here. The initial uranium carbide powder is produced from the thermal decomposition of a citric acid and uranium nitrate mixture. The study shows that spark plasma sintering is a very efficient compaction tool for uranium carbide material. Both onset of sintering and final density are strongly correlated to the UC synthesis conditions.


Original languageEnglish
Article number43
Number of pages4
JournalCeramics International
Issue number1A
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017


  • Spark plasma sintering, Uranium carbide, High density

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