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Title: Preparation of uranium nitride

Abstract

A process for preparing actinide-nitrides from massive actinide metal which is suitable for sintering into low density fuel shapes by partially hydriding the massive metal and simultaneously dehydriding and nitriding the dehydrided portion. The process is repeated until all of the massive metal is converted to a nitride.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lynchburg, VA
  2. Upper Arlington, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862513
Patent Number(s):
3953355
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
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
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
preparation; uranium; nitride; process; preparing; actinide-nitrides; massive; actinide; metal; suitable; sintering; density; fuel; shapes; partially; hydriding; simultaneously; dehydriding; nitriding; dehydrided; portion; repeated; converted; actinide metal; uranium nitride; density fuel; /252/423/976/

Citation Formats

Potter, Ralph A, and Tennery, Victor J. Preparation of uranium nitride. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Potter, Ralph A, & Tennery, Victor J. Preparation of uranium nitride. United States.
Potter, Ralph A, and Tennery, Victor J. Thu . "Preparation of uranium nitride". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862513.
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title = {Preparation of uranium nitride},
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abstractNote = {A process for preparing actinide-nitrides from massive actinide metal which is suitable for sintering into low density fuel shapes by partially hydriding the massive metal and simultaneously dehydriding and nitriding the dehydrided portion. The process is repeated until all of the massive metal is converted to a nitride.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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