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Title: Methods of forming triuranium disilicide structures, and related fuel rods for light water reactors

Abstract

A method of forming a triuranium disilicide structure comprises forming a mixture comprising uranium particles and silicon particles. The mixture is pressed to form a compact comprising the uranium particles and the silicon particles. The compact is subjected to an arc melting process to form a preliminary triuranium disilicide structure. The preliminary triuranium disilicide structure is subjected to a comminution process to form a fine triuranium disilicide powder. The fine triuranium disilicide powder is pressed to form a green triuranium disilicide structure. The green triuranium disilicide structure is then sintered. Additional methods of forming a triuranium disilicide structure are also described, as are fuel rods for light water reactors.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1490043
Patent Number(s):
10,109,381
Application Number:
14/746,279
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Harp, Jason Michael, Lessing, Paul Alan, and Hoggan, Rita Elaine. Methods of forming triuranium disilicide structures, and related fuel rods for light water reactors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Harp, Jason Michael, Lessing, Paul Alan, & Hoggan, Rita Elaine. Methods of forming triuranium disilicide structures, and related fuel rods for light water reactors. United States.
Harp, Jason Michael, Lessing, Paul Alan, and Hoggan, Rita Elaine. Tue . "Methods of forming triuranium disilicide structures, and related fuel rods for light water reactors". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490043.
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abstractNote = {A method of forming a triuranium disilicide structure comprises forming a mixture comprising uranium particles and silicon particles. The mixture is pressed to form a compact comprising the uranium particles and the silicon particles. The compact is subjected to an arc melting process to form a preliminary triuranium disilicide structure. The preliminary triuranium disilicide structure is subjected to a comminution process to form a fine triuranium disilicide powder. The fine triuranium disilicide powder is pressed to form a green triuranium disilicide structure. The green triuranium disilicide structure is then sintered. Additional methods of forming a triuranium disilicide structure are also described, as are fuel rods for light water reactors.},
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year = {Tue Oct 23 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
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