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Title: METHOD OF MAKING WIRE FUEL ELEMENTS

Abstract

A method is given for making a nuclear reactor fuel element in the form of a uranium-bearing wire clad with zirconium. A uranium bar is enclosed in a zirconium sheath which is coated with an oxide of magnesium, beryllium, or zirconium. The sheathed bar is then placed in a steel tube and reduced to the desired diameter by swaging at 800 to 900 deg C, after which the steel and oxide are removed.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4132153
Patent Number(s):
2947676
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-025923
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025923
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; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; COATING; FABRICATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HOT WORKING; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; PATENT; STEELS; TUBES; WIRES; ZIRCONIUM; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Zambrow, J.L. METHOD OF MAKING WIRE FUEL ELEMENTS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Zambrow, J.L. METHOD OF MAKING WIRE FUEL ELEMENTS. United States.
Zambrow, J.L. Mon . "METHOD OF MAKING WIRE FUEL ELEMENTS". United States.
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author = {Zambrow, J.L.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for making a nuclear reactor fuel element in the form of a uranium-bearing wire clad with zirconium. A uranium bar is enclosed in a zirconium sheath which is coated with an oxide of magnesium, beryllium, or zirconium. The sheathed bar is then placed in a steel tube and reduced to the desired diameter by swaging at 800 to 900 deg C, after which the steel and oxide are removed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
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