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Title: Fuel bundle design for enhanced usage of plutonium fuel

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:
OSTI Identifier:
100999
Assignee:
General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (United States) OAK; SCA: 220300; PA: EDB-95:129197; SN: 95001445740
Patent Number(s):
US 5,440,598/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-184,168
Contract Number:
AC03-93SF19681
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Aug 1995
Research Org:
General Electric Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; FUEL ELEMENT CLUSTERS; DESIGN; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; ENRICHED URANIUM; PLUTONIUM

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