Published online by Cambridge University Press: 06 March 2019
The results of the fourth year of observations on the effects of self-irradiation on the lattice of 238(80%)PuO2 confirm the predictions derived from previous observations. Namely, the lattice constant continues to decrease with time but at a slower rate indicating an approach to equilibrium. Very small reductions are also noted in the half-width of the diffraction lines.
Work performed under the auspices of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratoiy is operated by the University of California.