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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A fuel element is presented for a reactor comprising a stack of conical bodies of nonfissionable material disposed with the vertex up carrying wafers of fissionable material in grooves near the periphery. These bodies are in a jacket which contains a thermally conducting liquid immersing the bodies. Gaseous fission preducts pass upwardly through central apertures in the bodies while fragments of fissionable material are trapped by vertical projections or walls on the upper surface of the bodies.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4177947
Patent Number(s):
2905611
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-007115
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007115
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; FISSION PRODUCTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GASES; JACKETS; LIQUIDS; PLANNING; REACTORS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Citation Formats

Tonks, L. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Tonks, L. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Tonks, L. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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title = {FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR},
author = {Tonks, L.},
abstractNote = {A fuel element is presented for a reactor comprising a stack of conical bodies of nonfissionable material disposed with the vertex up carrying wafers of fissionable material in grooves near the periphery. These bodies are in a jacket which contains a thermally conducting liquid immersing the bodies. Gaseous fission preducts pass upwardly through central apertures in the bodies while fragments of fissionable material are trapped by vertical projections or walls on the upper surface of the bodies.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}