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Title: NON-CORROSIVE REACTOR FUEL SYSTEM

Abstract

A non-corrosive nuclear reactor fuel system was developed utilizing a molten plutonium-- iron alloy fuel having about 2 at.% carbon and contained in a tantalum vessel. This carbon reacts with the interior surface of the tantalum vessel to form a plutonium resistant self-healing tantalum carbide film. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4823344
Patent Number(s):
3049481
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-16-026577
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CARBON; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CORROSION; FUELS; IRON ALLOYS; MELTING; PATENT; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; QUANTITY RATIO; REACTORS; TANTALUM; TANTALUM CARBIDES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Herrick, C C. NON-CORROSIVE REACTOR FUEL SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Herrick, C C. NON-CORROSIVE REACTOR FUEL SYSTEM. United States.
Herrick, C C. Tue . "NON-CORROSIVE REACTOR FUEL SYSTEM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A non-corrosive nuclear reactor fuel system was developed utilizing a molten plutonium-- iron alloy fuel having about 2 at.% carbon and contained in a tantalum vessel. This carbon reacts with the interior surface of the tantalum vessel to form a plutonium resistant self-healing tantalum carbide film. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
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