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Title: JACKETED FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

These fuel elements are comprised of a homogeneous metallic uranium body completely enclosed and sealed in an aluminum cover. The uranium body and aluminum cover are bonded together by a layer of zinc located between them. The bonding layer serves to improve transfer of heat, provides an additional protection against corrosion of the uranium by the coolant, and also localizes any possible corrosion by preventing travel of corrosive material along the surface of the fuel element.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4250314
Patent Number(s):
2872401
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 Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
NSA Number:
NSA-13-014041
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; ALUMINUM; BONDING; COOLANTS; CREEP; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; LAYERS; SURFACES; URANIUM; ZINC

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, and Creutz, E C. JACKETED FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, & Creutz, E C. JACKETED FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Wigner, E P, Szilard, L, and Creutz, E C. Sun . "JACKETED FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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title = {JACKETED FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Wigner, E P and Szilard, L and Creutz, E C},
abstractNote = {These fuel elements are comprised of a homogeneous metallic uranium body completely enclosed and sealed in an aluminum cover. The uranium body and aluminum cover are bonded together by a layer of zinc located between them. The bonding layer serves to improve transfer of heat, provides an additional protection against corrosion of the uranium by the coolant, and also localizes any possible corrosion by preventing travel of corrosive material along the surface of the fuel element.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}