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Title: NON-CORROSIVE PLUTONIUM FUEL SYSTEMS

Abstract

An improved plutonium reactor liquid fuel is described for utilization in a nuclear reactor having a tantalum fuel containment vessel. The fuel consists of plutonium and a diluent such as iron, cobalt, nickel, cerium, cerium-- iron, cerium--cobalt, cerium--nickel, and cerium--copper, and an additive of carbon and silicon. The carbon and silicon react with the tantalum container surface to form a coating that is self-healing and prevents the corrosive action of liquid plutonium on the said tantalum container. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4785817
Patent Number(s):
3060108
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-034058
NSA Number:
NSA-16-034058
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CARBON; CERIUM ALLOYS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COATING; COBALT ALLOYS; CONFINEMENT; COPPER ALLOYS; CORROSION; FUELS; IRON ALLOYS; LIQUID METAL FUEL; LIQUIDS; MELTING; NICKEL ALLOYS; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; REACTORS; SILICIDES; SURFACES; TANTALUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Coffinberry, A.S., and Waber, J.T. NON-CORROSIVE PLUTONIUM FUEL SYSTEMS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Coffinberry, A.S., & Waber, J.T. NON-CORROSIVE PLUTONIUM FUEL SYSTEMS. United States.
Coffinberry, A.S., and Waber, J.T. Tue . "NON-CORROSIVE PLUTONIUM FUEL SYSTEMS". United States.
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title = {NON-CORROSIVE PLUTONIUM FUEL SYSTEMS},
author = {Coffinberry, A.S. and Waber, J.T.},
abstractNote = {An improved plutonium reactor liquid fuel is described for utilization in a nuclear reactor having a tantalum fuel containment vessel. The fuel consists of plutonium and a diluent such as iron, cobalt, nickel, cerium, cerium-- iron, cerium--cobalt, cerium--nickel, and cerium--copper, and an additive of carbon and silicon. The carbon and silicon react with the tantalum container surface to form a coating that is self-healing and prevents the corrosive action of liquid plutonium on the said tantalum container. (AEC)},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {10}
}