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Title: PROCESS OF MAKING A NEUTRONIC REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT COMPOSITION

Abstract

A process is presented for making a ceramic-like material suitable for use as a nuclear fuel. The material consists of a solid solution of plutonium dioxide in uranium dioxide and is produced from a uranyl nitrate -plutonium nitrate solution containing uraniunm and plutonium in the desired ratio. The uranium and plutonium are first precipitated from the solution by addition of NH/ sub 4/OH and the dried precipitate is then calcined at 600 C in a hydrogen atmosphere to yield the desired solid solution of PuO/sub 2/ in UO/sub 2/.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4251158
Patent Number(s):
2868707
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-013645
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013645
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS; CALCINATION; CERAMICS; DECOMPOSITION; FUEL ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN; HYDROXIDES; NEUTRONS; NITRATES; PATENT; PLUTONIUM NITRATES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PRECIPITATION; PYROLYSIS; REACTORS; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SOLUTIONS; URANIUM DIOXIDE; URANYL NITRATES

Citation Formats

Alter, H.W., Davidson, J.K., Miller, R.S., and Mewherter, J.L. PROCESS OF MAKING A NEUTRONIC REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT COMPOSITION. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Alter, H.W., Davidson, J.K., Miller, R.S., & Mewherter, J.L. PROCESS OF MAKING A NEUTRONIC REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT COMPOSITION. United States.
Alter, H.W., Davidson, J.K., Miller, R.S., and Mewherter, J.L. Tue . "PROCESS OF MAKING A NEUTRONIC REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT COMPOSITION". United States.
@article{osti_4251158,
title = {PROCESS OF MAKING A NEUTRONIC REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT COMPOSITION},
author = {Alter, H.W. and Davidson, J.K. and Miller, R.S. and Mewherter, J.L.},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for making a ceramic-like material suitable for use as a nuclear fuel. The material consists of a solid solution of plutonium dioxide in uranium dioxide and is produced from a uranyl nitrate -plutonium nitrate solution containing uraniunm and plutonium in the desired ratio. The uranium and plutonium are first precipitated from the solution by addition of NH/ sub 4/OH and the dried precipitate is then calcined at 600 C in a hydrogen atmosphere to yield the desired solid solution of PuO/sub 2/ in UO/sub 2/.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}