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Title: Nuclear reactor assemblies, nuclear reactor target assemblies, and nuclear reactor methods

Abstract

Reactor target assemblies are provided that can include a housing defining a perimeter of at least one volume and Np or Am spheres within the one volume. Reactor assemblies are provided that can include a reactor vessel and a bundle of target assemblies within the reactor vessel, at least one of the target assemblies comprising a housing defining a volume with Np or Am spheres being within the volume. Irradiation methods are also provided that can include irradiating Np or Am spheres within a nuclear reactor, then removing the irradiated spheres from the reactor and treating the irradiated spheres.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651027
Patent Number(s):
10685757
Application Number:
15/476,870
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
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:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/31/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Katalenich, Jeffrey A., Reid, Bruce D., Gates, Robert O., Prichard, Andrew W., Schmitt, Bruce E., and Livingston, Jim. Nuclear reactor assemblies, nuclear reactor target assemblies, and nuclear reactor methods. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Katalenich, Jeffrey A., Reid, Bruce D., Gates, Robert O., Prichard, Andrew W., Schmitt, Bruce E., & Livingston, Jim. Nuclear reactor assemblies, nuclear reactor target assemblies, and nuclear reactor methods. United States.
Katalenich, Jeffrey A., Reid, Bruce D., Gates, Robert O., Prichard, Andrew W., Schmitt, Bruce E., and Livingston, Jim. Tue . "Nuclear reactor assemblies, nuclear reactor target assemblies, and nuclear reactor methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651027.
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author = {Katalenich, Jeffrey A. and Reid, Bruce D. and Gates, Robert O. and Prichard, Andrew W. and Schmitt, Bruce E. and Livingston, Jim},
abstractNote = {Reactor target assemblies are provided that can include a housing defining a perimeter of at least one volume and Np or Am spheres within the one volume. Reactor assemblies are provided that can include a reactor vessel and a bundle of target assemblies within the reactor vessel, at least one of the target assemblies comprising a housing defining a volume with Np or Am spheres being within the volume. Irradiation methods are also provided that can include irradiating Np or Am spheres within a nuclear reactor, then removing the irradiated spheres from the reactor and treating the irradiated spheres.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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