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Title: HEAT TREATED U-Nb ALLOYS

Abstract

A fuel element for a nuclear reactor is described comprising an alloy containing uranium and from 7 to 20 wt.% niobium, the alloy being substantially in the gamma phase and having been produced by working an ingot of the alloy into the desired shape, homogenizing it by annealing it at a temperature in the gamma phase field, and quenching it to retain the gamma phase structure of the alloy.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4195242
Patent Number(s):
2914433
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007830
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; ANNEALING; CONFIGURATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TREATMENTS; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; PHASE DIAGRAMS; QUENCHING; REACTORS; RODS; URANIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

McGeary, R K, and Justusson, W M. HEAT TREATED U-Nb ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
McGeary, R K, & Justusson, W M. HEAT TREATED U-Nb ALLOYS. United States.
McGeary, R K, and Justusson, W M. Tue . "HEAT TREATED U-Nb ALLOYS". United States.
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author = {McGeary, R K and Justusson, W M},
abstractNote = {A fuel element for a nuclear reactor is described comprising an alloy containing uranium and from 7 to 20 wt.% niobium, the alloy being substantially in the gamma phase and having been produced by working an ingot of the alloy into the desired shape, homogenizing it by annealing it at a temperature in the gamma phase field, and quenching it to retain the gamma phase structure of the alloy.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {11}
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