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Title: High temperature ceramic nuclear fuel system for light water reactors and lead fast reactors

Abstract

An improved, accident tolerant fuel for use in light water and lead fast reactors is described. The fuel includes a ceramic cladding, such as a multi-layered silicon carbide cladding, and fuel pellets formed from U15N and from 100 to 10000 ppm of a boron-containing integral fuel burnable absorber, such as UB2 or ZrB2.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Cranberry Township, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600431
Patent Number(s):
10515728
Application Number:
15/706,972
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0008222
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/18/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Lahoda, Edward J., and Boylan, Frank A. High temperature ceramic nuclear fuel system for light water reactors and lead fast reactors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Lahoda, Edward J., & Boylan, Frank A. High temperature ceramic nuclear fuel system for light water reactors and lead fast reactors. United States.
Lahoda, Edward J., and Boylan, Frank A. Tue . "High temperature ceramic nuclear fuel system for light water reactors and lead fast reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600431.
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abstractNote = {An improved, accident tolerant fuel for use in light water and lead fast reactors is described. The fuel includes a ceramic cladding, such as a multi-layered silicon carbide cladding, and fuel pellets formed from U15N and from 100 to 10000 ppm of a boron-containing integral fuel burnable absorber, such as UB2 or ZrB2.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
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