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Title: FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Abstract

A method of preventing diffusible and volatile fission products from diffusing through a fuel element container and contaminating reactor coolant is described. More specifically, relatively volatile and diffusible fission products either are adsorbed by or react with magnesium fluoride or difluoride to form stable, less volatile, less diffusible forms. The magnesium fluoride or difluoride is disposed anywhere inwardly from the outer surface of the fuel element container in order to be contacted by the fission products before they reach and contaminate the reactor coolant. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4014790
Patent Number(s):
2996444
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-025618
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025618
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ADSORPTION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONFIGURATION; CONTAMINATION; COOLANT LOOPS; DIFFUSION; DISTRIBUTION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FLUORIDES; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GASES; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; PATENT; REACTORS; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Simnad, M.T. FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Simnad, M.T. FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION. United States.
Simnad, M.T. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION". United States.
@article{osti_4014790,
title = {FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION},
author = {Simnad, M.T.},
abstractNote = {A method of preventing diffusible and volatile fission products from diffusing through a fuel element container and contaminating reactor coolant is described. More specifically, relatively volatile and diffusible fission products either are adsorbed by or react with magnesium fluoride or difluoride to form stable, less volatile, less diffusible forms. The magnesium fluoride or difluoride is disposed anywhere inwardly from the outer surface of the fuel element container in order to be contacted by the fission products before they reach and contaminate the reactor coolant. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {8}
}