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Title: METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A method is described for preparing a reactor fuel element by forming a mixture of thorium dioxide and an oxide of uranium, the uranium being present. In an oxidation state at least as high as it is in U/sub 3/O/sub 8/, into a desired shape and firing in air at a temperature siifficiently high to reduce the higher uranium oxide to uranium dioxide.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4178014
Patent Number(s):
2900263
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
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-14-007110
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; AIR; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; PREPARATION; REACTORS; REDUCTION; THORIUM OXIDES; URANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Handwerk, J H, and BAch, R A. METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Handwerk, J H, & BAch, R A. METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Handwerk, J H, and BAch, R A. Tue . "METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR},
author = {Handwerk, J H and BAch, R A},
abstractNote = {A method is described for preparing a reactor fuel element by forming a mixture of thorium dioxide and an oxide of uranium, the uranium being present. In an oxidation state at least as high as it is in U/sub 3/O/sub 8/, into a desired shape and firing in air at a temperature siifficiently high to reduce the higher uranium oxide to uranium dioxide.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}