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Title: PLUTONIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Abstract

A series of nuclear reactor fuel alloys consisting of from about 5 to about 50 at.% zirconium (or higher zirconium alloys such as Zircaloy), balance plutonium, and having the structural composition of a plutonium are described. Zirconium is a satisfactory diluent because it alloys readily with plutonium and has desirable nuclear properties. Additional advantages are corrosion resistance, excellent fabrication propenties, an isotropie structure, and initial softness.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4125526
Patent Number(s):
2950967
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-026001
NSA Number:
NSA-14-026001
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALLOTROPY; ANISOTROPY; CORROSION; DUCTILITY; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; LATTICES; PATENT; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM-DELTA; ZIRCONIUM ALLOY

Citation Formats

Schonfeld, F.W., and Waber, J.T. PLUTONIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Schonfeld, F.W., & Waber, J.T. PLUTONIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS. United States.
Schonfeld, F.W., and Waber, J.T. Tue . "PLUTONIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS". United States.
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title = {PLUTONIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS},
author = {Schonfeld, F.W. and Waber, J.T.},
abstractNote = {A series of nuclear reactor fuel alloys consisting of from about 5 to about 50 at.% zirconium (or higher zirconium alloys such as Zircaloy), balance plutonium, and having the structural composition of a plutonium are described. Zirconium is a satisfactory diluent because it alloys readily with plutonium and has desirable nuclear properties. Additional advantages are corrosion resistance, excellent fabrication propenties, an isotropie structure, and initial softness.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
}