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Title: METHOD OF DISINTEGRATING REFRACTORY BODIES

Abstract

A method is described for disintegrating uranium dioxide and other oxide fuel elements of the compacted type. The method consists of immersing them in liquid alkali metal long enough to form surface cracks, removing them from the metal bath, and immersing them in nitric or some other mineral acid.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4192128
Patent Number(s):
2900230
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-14-006629
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS AND MATERIALS; ALKALI METALS; COMPACTS; CRACKS; DECOMPOSITION; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID METALS; NITRIC ACID; OXIDES; SURFACES; URANIUM DIOXIDE

Citation Formats

Larsen, R P, and Vogel, R C. METHOD OF DISINTEGRATING REFRACTORY BODIES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Larsen, R P, & Vogel, R C. METHOD OF DISINTEGRATING REFRACTORY BODIES. United States.
Larsen, R P, and Vogel, R C. Tue . "METHOD OF DISINTEGRATING REFRACTORY BODIES". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF DISINTEGRATING REFRACTORY BODIES},
author = {Larsen, R P and Vogel, R C},
abstractNote = {A method is described for disintegrating uranium dioxide and other oxide fuel elements of the compacted type. The method consists of immersing them in liquid alkali metal long enough to form surface cracks, removing them from the metal bath, and immersing them in nitric or some other mineral acid.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}