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Title: METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES

Abstract

An improved method of making a fuel body containing carbon for reactors is described. Carbides of uranium and thorium having a particle size of from 100 to 500 microns are mixed with carbon having a particle size that will pass a 200 mesh screen but be retained by a 325 mesh screen, and 10 per cent by weight pitch. The mixture is heated to a temperature of about 700 to 900 deg C, at which point bonding is effected while maintaining it under mechanical pressure of over 3,000 pounds per square inch. The entire compact is heated to a uniform temperature during the process, preferably by electrical resistance of the compact itself. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4802646
Patent Number(s):
3031389
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-013561
NSA Number:
NSA-16-013561
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; BONDING; CARBON; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAIN SIZE; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MIXING; PRESSURE; SINTERED MATERIALS; THORIUM CARBIDES; URANIUM CARBIDES

Citation Formats

Goeddel, W.V., and Simnad, M.T. METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Goeddel, W.V., & Simnad, M.T. METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES. United States.
Goeddel, W.V., and Simnad, M.T. Tue . "METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES". United States.
@article{osti_4802646,
title = {METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES},
author = {Goeddel, W.V. and Simnad, M.T.},
abstractNote = {An improved method of making a fuel body containing carbon for reactors is described. Carbides of uranium and thorium having a particle size of from 100 to 500 microns are mixed with carbon having a particle size that will pass a 200 mesh screen but be retained by a 325 mesh screen, and 10 per cent by weight pitch. The mixture is heated to a temperature of about 700 to 900 deg C, at which point bonding is effected while maintaining it under mechanical pressure of over 3,000 pounds per square inch. The entire compact is heated to a uniform temperature during the process, preferably by electrical resistance of the compact itself. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {4}
}