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Title: REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Abstract

A method is described for fabricating improved uranium oxide crucibles. In the past, such crucibles have lacked mechanical strength due to the poor cohesion of the uranium oxide particles. This difficulty has now been overcome by admixing with the uranium oxide a quantity of a refractory oxide binder, and dry pressing and sintering the resulting mixture into the desired shape. Suitable as binders are BeO, CaO, Al/sub 2/C/sub 3/, and ThO/sub 2/ among others.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4304884
Patent Number(s):
2816042
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007016
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM OXIDES; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; CRUCIBLES; FABRICATION; MECHANICS; PATENT; PRESSURE; REFRACTORIES; SINTERING; STABILITY; THORIUM OXIDES; URANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Hamilton, N.E. REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Hamilton, N.E. REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME. United States.
Hamilton, N.E. Tue . "REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME". United States.
@article{osti_4304884,
title = {REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME},
author = {Hamilton, N.E.},
abstractNote = {A method is described for fabricating improved uranium oxide crucibles. In the past, such crucibles have lacked mechanical strength due to the poor cohesion of the uranium oxide particles. This difficulty has now been overcome by admixing with the uranium oxide a quantity of a refractory oxide binder, and dry pressing and sintering the resulting mixture into the desired shape. Suitable as binders are BeO, CaO, Al/sub 2/C/sub 3/, and ThO/sub 2/ among others.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
}