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Title: MOLTEN FLUORIDE NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL

Abstract

Molten-salt reactor fuel compositions consisting of mixtures of fluoride salts are reported. In its broadest form, the composition contains an alkali fluoride such as sodium fluoride, zirconium tetrafluoride, and a uranium fluoride, the latter being the tetrafluoride or trifluoride or a mixture of the two. An outstanding property of these fuel compositions is a high coeffieient of thermal expansion which provides a negative temperature coefficient of reactivity in reactors in which they are used.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4138446
Patent Number(s):
2920024
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-14-015927
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; EXPANSION; FLUORIDES; FUELS; FUSED SALTS; REACTIVITY; SODIUM FLUORIDES; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM FLUORIDES; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; ZIRCONIUM FLUORIDES

Citation Formats

Barton, C J, and Grimes, W R. MOLTEN FLUORIDE NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Barton, C J, & Grimes, W R. MOLTEN FLUORIDE NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL. United States.
Barton, C J, and Grimes, W R. Fri . "MOLTEN FLUORIDE NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL". United States.
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author = {Barton, C J and Grimes, W R},
abstractNote = {Molten-salt reactor fuel compositions consisting of mixtures of fluoride salts are reported. In its broadest form, the composition contains an alkali fluoride such as sodium fluoride, zirconium tetrafluoride, and a uranium fluoride, the latter being the tetrafluoride or trifluoride or a mixture of the two. An outstanding property of these fuel compositions is a high coeffieient of thermal expansion which provides a negative temperature coefficient of reactivity in reactors in which they are used.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {1}
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