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Title: Manufacture of bonded-particle nuclear fuel composites

Abstract

A preselected volume of nuclear fuel particles are placed in a cylindrical mold cavity followed by a solid pellet of resin--carbon matrix material of preselected volume. The mold is heated to liquefy the pellet and the liquefied matrix forced throughout the interstices of the fuel particles by advancing a piston into the mold cavity. Excess matrix is permitted to escape through a vent hole in the end of the mold opposite to that end where the pellet was originally disposed. After the matrix is resolidified by cooling, the resultant fuel composite is removed from the mold and the resin component of the matrix carbonized. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4386077
Patent Number(s):
3763292
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-29-005413
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1971 Oct 01; Other Information: G21c21/02. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N50120* -Metals, Ceramics, & Other Materials-Ceramics & Cermets-Preparation & Fabrication; *COMPOSITE MATERIALS- FUEL PINS; *FUEL PINS- MOLDING; CARBIDES; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; FABRICATION; NUCLEAR FUELS; PATENTS

Citation Formats

Stradley, J G, and Sease, J D. Manufacture of bonded-particle nuclear fuel composites. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Stradley, J G, & Sease, J D. Manufacture of bonded-particle nuclear fuel composites. United States.
Stradley, J G, and Sease, J D. Mon . "Manufacture of bonded-particle nuclear fuel composites". United States.
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