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Title: Nuclear reactor fuel element with vanadium getter on cladding

Abstract

A nuclear reactor fuel element is described which has an outer cladding, a central core of fissionable or mixed fissionable and fertile fuel material and a layer of vanadium as an oxygen getter on the inner surface of the cladding. The vanadium reacts with oxygen released by the fissionable material during irradiation of the core to prevent the oxygen from reacting with and corroding the cladding. Also described is a method for coating the inner surface of small diameter tubes of cladding with a layer of vanadium.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Elk Grove Village, IL
  2. La Grange, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862872
Patent Number(s):
4032400
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; fuel; element; vanadium; getter; cladding; described; outer; central; core; fissionable; mixed; fertile; material; layer; oxygen; inner; surface; reacts; released; irradiation; prevent; reacting; corroding; method; coating; diameter; tubes; central core; fuel material; fuel element; nuclear reactor; inner surface; reactor fuel; fissionable material; fertile fuel; outer cladding; mixed fissionable; diameter tubes; oxygen getter; diameter tube; /376/252/976/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Carl E, and Carroll, Kenneth G. Nuclear reactor fuel element with vanadium getter on cladding. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Johnson, Carl E, & Carroll, Kenneth G. Nuclear reactor fuel element with vanadium getter on cladding. United States.
Johnson, Carl E, and Carroll, Kenneth G. Sat . "Nuclear reactor fuel element with vanadium getter on cladding". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862872.
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title = {Nuclear reactor fuel element with vanadium getter on cladding},
author = {Johnson, Carl E and Carroll, Kenneth G},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor fuel element is described which has an outer cladding, a central core of fissionable or mixed fissionable and fertile fuel material and a layer of vanadium as an oxygen getter on the inner surface of the cladding. The vanadium reacts with oxygen released by the fissionable material during irradiation of the core to prevent the oxygen from reacting with and corroding the cladding. Also described is a method for coating the inner surface of small diameter tubes of cladding with a layer of vanadium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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