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Title: PLUTONIUM-CERIUM-COPPER ALLOYS

Abstract

A low melting point plutonium alloy useful as fuel is a homogeneous liquid metal fueled nuclear reactor is described. Vessels of tungsten or tantalum are useful to contain the alloy which consists essentially of from 10 to 30 atomic per cent copper and the balance plutonium and cerium. with the plutontum not in excess of 50 atomic per cent.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4226395
Patent Number(s):
2886504
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-13-022513
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; CERIUM ALLOYS; COPPER ALLOYS; LIQUID METAL FUEL; MELTING POINTS; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; QUANTITY RATIO; TANTALUM; TUNGSTEN; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Coffinberry, A S. PLUTONIUM-CERIUM-COPPER ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Coffinberry, A S. PLUTONIUM-CERIUM-COPPER ALLOYS. United States.
Coffinberry, A S. Tue . "PLUTONIUM-CERIUM-COPPER ALLOYS". United States.
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title = {PLUTONIUM-CERIUM-COPPER ALLOYS},
author = {Coffinberry, A S},
abstractNote = {A low melting point plutonium alloy useful as fuel is a homogeneous liquid metal fueled nuclear reactor is described. Vessels of tungsten or tantalum are useful to contain the alloy which consists essentially of from 10 to 30 atomic per cent copper and the balance plutonium and cerium. with the plutontum not in excess of 50 atomic per cent.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {5}
}