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Title: Fully ceramic nuclear fuel and related methods

Abstract

Various embodiments of a nuclear fuel for use in various types of nuclear reactors and/or waste disposal systems are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment of a nuclear fuel may include a fuel element having a plurality of tristructural-isotropic fuel particles embedded in a silicon carbide matrix. An exemplary method of manufacturing a nuclear fuel is also disclosed. The method may include providing a plurality of tristructural-isotropic fuel particles, mixing the plurality of tristructural-isotropic fuel particles with silicon carbide powder to form a precursor mixture, and compacting the precursor mixture at a predetermined pressure and temperature.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1244225
Patent Number(s):
9,299,464
Application Number:
12/959,115
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) LOGOS TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Fairfax, VA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Dec 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Venneri, Francesco, Katoh, Yutai, and Snead, Lance Lewis. Fully ceramic nuclear fuel and related methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Venneri, Francesco, Katoh, Yutai, & Snead, Lance Lewis. Fully ceramic nuclear fuel and related methods. United States.
Venneri, Francesco, Katoh, Yutai, and Snead, Lance Lewis. Tue . "Fully ceramic nuclear fuel and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244225.
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