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Title: FISSILE MATERIAL AND FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS

Abstract

The fissile material consists of about 64 to 70% (weight) zirconium dioxide, 15 to 19% uranium dioxide, and 8 to 17% calcium oxide. The fissile material is formed into sintered composites which are disposed in a compartmented fuel element, comprising essentially a flat filler plate having a plurality of compartments therein, enclosed in cladding plates of the same material as the filler plate. The resultant fuel has good resistance to corrosion in high temperature pressurized water, good dimensional stability to elevated temperatures, and good resistance to thermal shock. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4014791
Patent Number(s):
2996443
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025617
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CALCIUM OXIDES; CONFIGURATION; CORROSION; DEFORMATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MIXING; PATENT; PELLETS; PRESSURE; REACTORS; SINTERING; STABILITY; THERMAL STRESSES; URANIUM OXIDES; WATER COOLANT; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Shaner, B E. FISSILE MATERIAL AND FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Shaner, B E. FISSILE MATERIAL AND FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States.
Shaner, B E. Tue . "FISSILE MATERIAL AND FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS". United States.
@article{osti_4014791,
title = {FISSILE MATERIAL AND FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS},
author = {Shaner, B E},
abstractNote = {The fissile material consists of about 64 to 70% (weight) zirconium dioxide, 15 to 19% uranium dioxide, and 8 to 17% calcium oxide. The fissile material is formed into sintered composites which are disposed in a compartmented fuel element, comprising essentially a flat filler plate having a plurality of compartments therein, enclosed in cladding plates of the same material as the filler plate. The resultant fuel has good resistance to corrosion in high temperature pressurized water, good dimensional stability to elevated temperatures, and good resistance to thermal shock. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {8}
}