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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS

Abstract

A fuel element for neutronic reactors, particularly the gas-cooled type of reactor, is described. The element comprises a fuel-bearing plate rolled to form a cylinder having a spiral passageway passing from its periphery to its center. In operation a coolant is admitted to the passageway at the periphery of the element, is passed through the spiral passageway, and emerges into a central channel defined by the inner turn of the rolled plate. The advantage of the element is that the fully heated coolant (i.e., coolant emerging into the central channel) is separated and thus insulated from the periphery of the element, which may be in contact with a low-temperature moderator, by the intermediate turns of the spiral fuel element.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4111737
Patent Number(s):
2968601
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-15-008327
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; CYLINDERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GEOMETRY; HEATING; MODERATORS; PLATES; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Evans, T C, and Beasley, E G. FUEL ELEMENT FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Evans, T C, & Beasley, E G. FUEL ELEMENT FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States.
Evans, T C, and Beasley, E G. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS". United States.
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title = {FUEL ELEMENT FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS},
author = {Evans, T C and Beasley, E G},
abstractNote = {A fuel element for neutronic reactors, particularly the gas-cooled type of reactor, is described. The element comprises a fuel-bearing plate rolled to form a cylinder having a spiral passageway passing from its periphery to its center. In operation a coolant is admitted to the passageway at the periphery of the element, is passed through the spiral passageway, and emerges into a central channel defined by the inner turn of the rolled plate. The advantage of the element is that the fully heated coolant (i.e., coolant emerging into the central channel) is separated and thus insulated from the periphery of the element, which may be in contact with a low-temperature moderator, by the intermediate turns of the spiral fuel element.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {1}
}

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