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Title: CONTROL ROD

Abstract

A control rod is described for a nuclear reactor. In certaln reactor designs it becomes desirable to use a control rod having great width but relatively llttle thickness. This patent is addressed to such a need. The neutron absorbing material is inserted in a triangular tube, leaving volds between the circular insert and the corners of the triangular tube. The material is positioned within the tube by the use of dummy spacers to achleve the desired absorption pattern, then the ends of the tubes are sealed with suitable plugs. The tubes may be welded or soldered together to form two flat surfaces of any desired width, and covered with sheetmetal to protect the tubes from damage. This design provides a control member that will not distort under the action of outside forces or be ruptured by gases generated within the jacketed control member.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247404
Patent Number(s):
2861035
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008408
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008408
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CORROSION PROTECTION; GASES; JACKETS; LAYERS; METALS; NEUTRONS; PATENT; PIPES; PLANNING; REACTORS; RODS; SEALS; SOLDERING; SPACERS; SURFACES; THICKNESS; TUBES; WELDING; ZONES

Citation Formats

Zinn, W.H., and Ross, H.V. CONTROL ROD. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Zinn, W.H., & Ross, H.V. CONTROL ROD. United States.
Zinn, W.H., and Ross, H.V. Tue . "CONTROL ROD". United States.
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abstractNote = {A control rod is described for a nuclear reactor. In certaln reactor designs it becomes desirable to use a control rod having great width but relatively llttle thickness. This patent is addressed to such a need. The neutron absorbing material is inserted in a triangular tube, leaving volds between the circular insert and the corners of the triangular tube. The material is positioned within the tube by the use of dummy spacers to achleve the desired absorption pattern, then the ends of the tubes are sealed with suitable plugs. The tubes may be welded or soldered together to form two flat surfaces of any desired width, and covered with sheetmetal to protect the tubes from damage. This design provides a control member that will not distort under the action of outside forces or be ruptured by gases generated within the jacketed control member.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
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