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Plastics In Nuclear Engineering

Plastics occupy a role of major significance in nuclear science and technology. They stand beside metals and ceram- ios as one of the principal classes of materials used in the construction of apparatus in this field. In fact, of late years, plastics have replaced metals and ceramics in many instances because of superior performance. The nuclear scientist and engineer have come to depend on plastics to achieve results that would be impossible without them.

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James O. Turner

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The specific purposes that plastics serve in this field include all the technological uses common to instrument and ap- paratus construction in other lines of endeavor, and many that are unique to nuclear work. The latter fall generally into the following seven categories: (1) detecting, measuring, count- ing, and monitoring nuclear radiation; (2) containment and isolation of radiation sources, and shielding of personnel and instruments from radiation effects; (3) special high-voltage electrical insulation; (4) special low-voltage and eddy-cur- rent insulation; (5) electrical insulating and mechanical func tions in large electromagnet construction; (6) materials for high-vacuum systems; (7) highly special optical components. Use is made of all plastics that are commercially produced,
but some of them inevitably enjoy much wider use than others because of more suitable properties, greater stamina under difficult conditions, and ease of application.


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