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Title: FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A fueled matrlx eontnwinlng uncomblned carbon is deslgned for use in graphlte-moderated gas-cooled reactors designed for operatlon at temperatures (about 1500 deg F) at which conventional metallic cladding would ordlnarily undergo undesired carburization or physical degeneratlon. - The invention comprlses, broadly a fuel body containlng uncombined earbon, clad with a nickel alloy contalning over about 28 percent by' weight copper in the preferred embodlment. Thls element ls supporirted in the passageways in close tolerance with the walls of unclad graphite moderator materlal. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4808049
Patent Number(s):
3024181
Assignee:
U.S. 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-16-011181
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CANNING; CARBIDES; CARBON; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; COPPER ALLOYS; CORROSION; FAILURES; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; METALS; NICKEL ALLOYS; PATENT; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Howard, R C, and Bokros, J C. FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Howard, R C, & Bokros, J C. FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Howard, R C, and Bokros, J C. Thu . "FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fueled matrlx eontnwinlng uncomblned carbon is deslgned for use in graphlte-moderated gas-cooled reactors designed for operatlon at temperatures (about 1500 deg F) at which conventional metallic cladding would ordlnarily undergo undesired carburization or physical degeneratlon. - The invention comprlses, broadly a fuel body containlng uncombined earbon, clad with a nickel alloy contalning over about 28 percent by' weight copper in the preferred embodlment. Thls element ls supporirted in the passageways in close tolerance with the walls of unclad graphite moderator materlal. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {3}
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