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Title: Protected Nuclear Fuel Element

Abstract

A stainless steel-clad actinide metal fuel rod for use in fast reactors is reported. In order to prevert cladding failures due to alloy formation between the actinide metal and the stainless steel, a mesh-like sleeve of expanded metal is interposed between them, the sleeve metal being of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum, tungsten, zirconium, or vanadium. Liquid alkali metal is added as a heat transfer agent. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4716157
Patent Number(s):
3,067,116
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-010009
NSA Number:
NSA-17-010009
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ACTINIDES; ALKALI METALS; ALLOYS; BONDING; FAILURES; FAST NEUTRONS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; HEAT TRANSFER; LAYERS; LIQUID METALS; METALS; MOLYBDENUM; NIOBIUM; PLANNING; PRODUCTION; REACTORS; RODS; STAINLESS STEELS; TANTALUM; TUNGSTEN; VANADIUM; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Kittel, J. H., and Schumar, J. F. Protected Nuclear Fuel Element. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Kittel, J. H., & Schumar, J. F. Protected Nuclear Fuel Element. United States.
Kittel, J. H., and Schumar, J. F. Sat . "Protected Nuclear Fuel Element". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4716157.
@article{osti_4716157,
title = {Protected Nuclear Fuel Element},
author = {Kittel, J. H. and Schumar, J. F.},
abstractNote = {A stainless steel-clad actinide metal fuel rod for use in fast reactors is reported. In order to prevert cladding failures due to alloy formation between the actinide metal and the stainless steel, a mesh-like sleeve of expanded metal is interposed between them, the sleeve metal being of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum, tungsten, zirconium, or vanadium. Liquid alkali metal is added as a heat transfer agent. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {12}
}

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