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Title: PROCESS OF PRODUCING REFRACTORY URANIUM OXIDE ARTICLES

Abstract

A method is presented for fabricating uranium oxide into a shaped refractory article by introducing a uranium halide fluxing reagent into the uranium oxide, and then mixing and compressing the materials into a shaped composite mass. The shaped mass of uranium oxide and uranium halide is then fired at an elevated temperature so as to form a refractory sintered article. It was found in the present invention that the introduction of a uraninm halide fluxing agent afforded a fluxing action with the uranium oxide particles and that excellent cohesion between these oxide particles was obtained. Approximately 90% of uranium dioxide and 10% of uranium tetrafluoride represent a preferred composition.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4304885
Patent Number(s):
2814849
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007014
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007014
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; HALIDES; PATENT; PRODUCTION; REFRACTION; SINTERED MATERIALS; URANIUM; URANIUM OXIDES; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Hamilton, N.E. PROCESS OF PRODUCING REFRACTORY URANIUM OXIDE ARTICLES. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Hamilton, N.E. PROCESS OF PRODUCING REFRACTORY URANIUM OXIDE ARTICLES. United States.
Hamilton, N.E. Sun . "PROCESS OF PRODUCING REFRACTORY URANIUM OXIDE ARTICLES". United States.
@article{osti_4304885,
title = {PROCESS OF PRODUCING REFRACTORY URANIUM OXIDE ARTICLES},
author = {Hamilton, N.E.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for fabricating uranium oxide into a shaped refractory article by introducing a uranium halide fluxing reagent into the uranium oxide, and then mixing and compressing the materials into a shaped composite mass. The shaped mass of uranium oxide and uranium halide is then fired at an elevated temperature so as to form a refractory sintered article. It was found in the present invention that the introduction of a uraninm halide fluxing agent afforded a fluxing action with the uranium oxide particles and that excellent cohesion between these oxide particles was obtained. Approximately 90% of uranium dioxide and 10% of uranium tetrafluoride represent a preferred composition.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
}