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Title: IMPROVED TYPE OF FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A radiator-type fuel block assembly is described. It has a hexagonal body of neutron fissionable material having a plurality of longitudinal equal- spaced coolant channels therein aligned in rows parallel to each face of the hexagonal body. Each of these coolant channels is hexagonally shaped with the corners rounded and enlarged and the assembly has a maximum temperature isothermal line around each channel which is approximately straight and equidistant between adjacent channels.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4107570
Patent Number(s):
2969312
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-15-008331
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; COOLANT LOOPS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GEOMETRY; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Monson, H O. IMPROVED TYPE OF FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Monson, H O. IMPROVED TYPE OF FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Monson, H O. Tue . "IMPROVED TYPE OF FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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abstractNote = {A radiator-type fuel block assembly is described. It has a hexagonal body of neutron fissionable material having a plurality of longitudinal equal- spaced coolant channels therein aligned in rows parallel to each face of the hexagonal body. Each of these coolant channels is hexagonally shaped with the corners rounded and enlarged and the assembly has a maximum temperature isothermal line around each channel which is approximately straight and equidistant between adjacent channels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {1}
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