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Title: ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials

Abstract

The invention provides a method of forming a nuclear fuel pellet of a uranium containing fuel alternative to UO.sub.2, with the steps of obtaining a fuel form in a powdered state; coating the fuel form in a powdered state with at least one layer of a material; and sintering the powdered fuel form into a fuel pellet. Also provided is a sintered nuclear fuel pellet of a uranium containing fuel alternative to UO.sub.2, wherein the pellet is made from particles of fuel, wherein the particles of fuel are particles of a uranium containing moiety, and wherein the fuel particles are coated with at least one layer between about 1 nm to about 4 nm thick of a material using atomic layer deposition, and wherein the at least one layer of the material substantially surrounds each interfacial grain barrier after the powdered fuel form has been sintered.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1379162
Patent Number(s):
9,754,687
Application Number:
14/017,138
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Yacout, A. M., Pellin, Michael J., Yun, Di, and Billone, Mike. ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Yacout, A. M., Pellin, Michael J., Yun, Di, & Billone, Mike. ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials. United States.
Yacout, A. M., Pellin, Michael J., Yun, Di, and Billone, Mike. 2017. "ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1379162.
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title = {ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials},
author = {Yacout, A. M. and Pellin, Michael J. and Yun, Di and Billone, Mike},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a method of forming a nuclear fuel pellet of a uranium containing fuel alternative to UO.sub.2, with the steps of obtaining a fuel form in a powdered state; coating the fuel form in a powdered state with at least one layer of a material; and sintering the powdered fuel form into a fuel pellet. Also provided is a sintered nuclear fuel pellet of a uranium containing fuel alternative to UO.sub.2, wherein the pellet is made from particles of fuel, wherein the particles of fuel are particles of a uranium containing moiety, and wherein the fuel particles are coated with at least one layer between about 1 nm to about 4 nm thick of a material using atomic layer deposition, and wherein the at least one layer of the material substantially surrounds each interfacial grain barrier after the powdered fuel form has been sintered.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
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