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Title: Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr--Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu--Zr--Hf or a combination of both. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
335485
Patent Number(s):
5887044
Application Number:
PAN: 8-922,019; TRN: 99:004575
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; FUEL ELEMENTS; DESIGN; ACTINIDE BURNER REACTORS; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; HAFNIUM ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM

Citation Formats

Crawford, D C, Porter, D L, Hayes, S L, and Hill, R N. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Crawford, D C, Porter, D L, Hayes, S L, & Hill, R N. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor. United States.
Crawford, D C, Porter, D L, Hayes, S L, and Hill, R N. Tue . "Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor". United States.
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Works referenced in this record:

Metallic fast reactor fuels
journal, January 1997