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Title: Fuel bundle design for enhanced usage of plutonium fuel

Abstract

A nuclear fuel bundle includes a square array of fuel rods each having a concentration of enriched uranium and plutonium. Each rod of an interior array of the rods also has a concentration of gadolinium. The interior array of rods is surrounded by an exterior array of rods void of gadolinium. By this design, usage of plutonium in the nuclear reactor is enhanced. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co
OSTI Identifier:
100999
Patent Number(s):
5,440,598
Application Number:
PAN: 8-184,168
Assignee:
General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-93SF19681
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Aug 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; FUEL ELEMENT CLUSTERS; DESIGN; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; ENRICHED URANIUM; PLUTONIUM

Citation Formats

Reese, A P, and Stachowski, R E. Fuel bundle design for enhanced usage of plutonium fuel. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Reese, A P, & Stachowski, R E. Fuel bundle design for enhanced usage of plutonium fuel. United States.
Reese, A P, and Stachowski, R E. Tue . "Fuel bundle design for enhanced usage of plutonium fuel". United States.
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