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Title: Neutron absorbing coating for nuclear criticality control

Abstract

A neutron absorbing coating for use on a substrate, and which provides nuclear criticality control is described and which includes a nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and gadolinium alloy having less than about 5% boron, by weight.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919068
Patent Number(s):
7,286,626
Application Number:
11/303,549
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mizia, Ronald E., Wright, Richard N., Swank, William D., Lister, Tedd E., and Pinhero, Patrick J. Neutron absorbing coating for nuclear criticality control. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Mizia, Ronald E., Wright, Richard N., Swank, William D., Lister, Tedd E., & Pinhero, Patrick J. Neutron absorbing coating for nuclear criticality control. United States.
Mizia, Ronald E., Wright, Richard N., Swank, William D., Lister, Tedd E., and Pinhero, Patrick J. Tue . "Neutron absorbing coating for nuclear criticality control". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919068.
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abstractNote = {A neutron absorbing coating for use on a substrate, and which provides nuclear criticality control is described and which includes a nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and gadolinium alloy having less than about 5% boron, by weight.},
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year = {Tue Oct 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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