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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.

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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 ANL
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. Tue . "ALD coating of nuclear fuel actinides materials". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1379162.
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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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year = {Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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