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Title: METHOD FOR MAKING FUEL ELEMENTS

Abstract

A method is given for making zirconium-clad uranium wire. A tube of zirconium is closed with a zirconium plug, after which a chilled uranium core is inserted in the tube to rest against the plug. Additional plugs and cores are inserted alternately as desired. The assembly is then sheathed with iron, hot worked to the desired size, and the iron sheath removed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4139335
Patent Number(s):
2947080
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025922
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; CANNING; FABRICATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HOT WORKING; IRON; PATENT; SEALS; TUBES; URANIUM; WIRES; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Kates, L W, Campbell, R W, and Heartel, R H.W. METHOD FOR MAKING FUEL ELEMENTS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Kates, L W, Campbell, R W, & Heartel, R H.W. METHOD FOR MAKING FUEL ELEMENTS. United States.
Kates, L W, Campbell, R W, and Heartel, R H.W. Mon . "METHOD FOR MAKING FUEL ELEMENTS". United States.
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title = {METHOD FOR MAKING FUEL ELEMENTS},
author = {Kates, L W and Campbell, R W and Heartel, R H.W.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for making zirconium-clad uranium wire. A tube of zirconium is closed with a zirconium plug, after which a chilled uranium core is inserted in the tube to rest against the plug. Additional plugs and cores are inserted alternately as desired. The assembly is then sheathed with iron, hot worked to the desired size, and the iron sheath removed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
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