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Title: FUEL ASSEMBLY FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

A fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor of the type wherein liquid coolant is circulated through the core of the reactor in contact with the external surface of the fuel elements is described. In this design a plurality of parallel plates containing fissionable material are spaced about one-tenth of an inch apart and are supported between a pair of spaced parallel side members generally perpendicular to the plates. The plates all have a small continuous and equal curvature in the same direction between the side members.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4330309
Patent Number(s):
2832732
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-12-014450
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; COOLANTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUIDS; PATENT; PLATES; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P. FUEL ASSEMBLY FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Wigner, E P. FUEL ASSEMBLY FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Wigner, E P. Tue . "FUEL ASSEMBLY FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor of the type wherein liquid coolant is circulated through the core of the reactor in contact with the external surface of the fuel elements is described. In this design a plurality of parallel plates containing fissionable material are spaced about one-tenth of an inch apart and are supported between a pair of spaced parallel side members generally perpendicular to the plates. The plates all have a small continuous and equal curvature in the same direction between the side members.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {4}
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