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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR

Abstract

This patent relates to a reactor design of the type which employs solid fuel elements disposed in channels within the moderator through which channels and around the fuel elements is conveyed a coolant fiuid. The coolant channels are comprised of aluminum tubes extending through a solid moderator such as graphite and the fuel elements are comprised of an elongated solid body of natural uranium jacketed in an aluminum jacket with the ends thereof closed by aluminum caps of substantially greater thickness than the jacket was and in good thermal contact with the fuel material to facilitate the conduction of heat from the central portion of said ends to the coolant surrounding the fuel element to prevent overheating of said central portion.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4325453
Patent Number(s):
2825689
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010276
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM; COOLANTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; HEAT TRANSFER; JACKETS; MODERATORS; PATENT; REACTORS; SOLIDS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THICKNESS; TUBES; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Szilard, L, and Young, G J. NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Szilard, L, & Young, G J. NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR. United States.
Szilard, L, and Young, G J. Sat . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND FUEL ELEMENT THEREFOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent relates to a reactor design of the type which employs solid fuel elements disposed in channels within the moderator through which channels and around the fuel elements is conveyed a coolant fiuid. The coolant channels are comprised of aluminum tubes extending through a solid moderator such as graphite and the fuel elements are comprised of an elongated solid body of natural uranium jacketed in an aluminum jacket with the ends thereof closed by aluminum caps of substantially greater thickness than the jacket was and in good thermal contact with the fuel material to facilitate the conduction of heat from the central portion of said ends to the coolant surrounding the fuel element to prevent overheating of said central portion.},
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year = {1958},
month = {3}
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