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Title: CERAMIC FUEL ELEMENT MATERIAL FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME

Abstract

This patent relates to ceramic composition, and to neutronic reactor fuel elements formed therefrom. These ceramic elements have high density and excellent strength characteristics and are formed by conventional ceramic casting and sintering at a temperature of about 2700 deg F in a nitrogen atmosphere. The composition consists of silicon carbide, silicon, uranium oxide and a very small percentage of molybdenum. Compositions containing molybdenum are markedly stronger than those lacking this ingredient.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4333581
Patent Number(s):
2814857
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007015
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007015
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CASTING; CERAMICS; DENSITY; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LIFETIME; MOLYBDENUM; NITROGEN; PATENT; REACTORS; SILICON; SILICON CARBIDES; SINTERING; URANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Duckworth, W.H. CERAMIC FUEL ELEMENT MATERIAL FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Duckworth, W.H. CERAMIC FUEL ELEMENT MATERIAL FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME. United States.
Duckworth, W.H. Sun . "CERAMIC FUEL ELEMENT MATERIAL FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME". United States.
@article{osti_4333581,
title = {CERAMIC FUEL ELEMENT MATERIAL FOR A NEUTRONIC REACTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME},
author = {Duckworth, W.H.},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to ceramic composition, and to neutronic reactor fuel elements formed therefrom. These ceramic elements have high density and excellent strength characteristics and are formed by conventional ceramic casting and sintering at a temperature of about 2700 deg F in a nitrogen atmosphere. The composition consists of silicon carbide, silicon, uranium oxide and a very small percentage of molybdenum. Compositions containing molybdenum are markedly stronger than those lacking this ingredient.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
}