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Title: FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS

Abstract

A method of sheathing a tubular fuel element for a nuclear reactor is described. A low melting metal core member is centered in a die, a layer of a powdered sheathing substance is placed on the bottom of the die, the tubular fuel element is inserted in the die, the space between the tubular fuel element and the die walls and core member is filled with the same powdered sheathing substance, a layer of the same substance is placed over the fissile material, and the charge within the die is subjected to pressure in the direction of the axis of the fuel element at the sintering temperature of the protective substance.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4038877
Patent Number(s):
2992172
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-023106
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CANNING; COATING; CONFIGURATION; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; MACHINE PARTS; MELTING POINTS; PATENT; POWDERS; PRESSURE; REACTORS; SINTERING; TUBES

Citation Formats

Blainey, A, and Lloyd, H. FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Blainey, A, & Lloyd, H. FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States.
Blainey, A, and Lloyd, H. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENTS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of sheathing a tubular fuel element for a nuclear reactor is described. A low melting metal core member is centered in a die, a layer of a powdered sheathing substance is placed on the bottom of the die, the tubular fuel element is inserted in the die, the space between the tubular fuel element and the die walls and core member is filled with the same powdered sheathing substance, a layer of the same substance is placed over the fissile material, and the charge within the die is subjected to pressure in the direction of the axis of the fuel element at the sintering temperature of the protective substance.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {7}
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