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Title: FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Abstract

Fuel elements having a solid core of fissionable material encased in a cladding material are described. A conversion material is provided within the cladding to react with the fission products to form stable, relatively non- volatile compounds thereby minimizing the migration of the fission products into the coolant. The conversion material is preferably a metallic fluoride, such as lead difluoride, and may be in the form of a coating on the fuel core or interior of the cladding, or dispersed within the fuel core. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4014987
Patent Number(s):
2994656
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-025616
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025616
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COATING; CONFIGURATION; DIFFUSION; DISPERSIONS; FISSION PRODUCTS; FLUORIDES; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LEAD COMPOUNDS; PATENT; REACTORS; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Zumwalt, L.R. FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Zumwalt, L.R. FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION. United States.
Zumwalt, L.R. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION". United States.
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author = {Zumwalt, L.R.},
abstractNote = {Fuel elements having a solid core of fissionable material encased in a cladding material are described. A conversion material is provided within the cladding to react with the fission products to form stable, relatively non- volatile compounds thereby minimizing the migration of the fission products into the coolant. The conversion material is preferably a metallic fluoride, such as lead difluoride, and may be in the form of a coating on the fuel core or interior of the cladding, or dispersed within the fuel core. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {8}
}