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Title: Pyrolytic carbon-coated nuclear fuel

Abstract

An improved nuclear fuel kernel having at least one pyrolytic carbon coating and a silicon carbon layer is provided in which extensive interaction of fission product lanthanides with the silicon carbon layer is avoided by providing sufficient UO.sub.2 to maintain the lanthanides as oxides during in-reactor use of said fuel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  3. Wurlingen, CH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863023
Patent Number(s):
4077838
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (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
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pyrolytic; carbon-coated; nuclear; fuel; improved; kernel; carbon; coating; silicon; layer; provided; extensive; interaction; fission; product; lanthanides; avoided; providing; sufficient; uo; maintain; oxides; in-reactor; pyrolytic carbon; fission product; nuclear fuel; carbon layer; carbon coating; silicon carbon; improved nuclear; coated nuclear; /376/252/976/

Citation Formats

Lindemer, Terrence B, Long, Jr., Ernest L., and Beatty, Ronald L. Pyrolytic carbon-coated nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Lindemer, Terrence B, Long, Jr., Ernest L., & Beatty, Ronald L. Pyrolytic carbon-coated nuclear fuel. United States.
Lindemer, Terrence B, Long, Jr., Ernest L., and Beatty, Ronald L. Sun . "Pyrolytic carbon-coated nuclear fuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863023.
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abstractNote = {An improved nuclear fuel kernel having at least one pyrolytic carbon coating and a silicon carbon layer is provided in which extensive interaction of fission product lanthanides with the silicon carbon layer is avoided by providing sufficient UO.sub.2 to maintain the lanthanides as oxides during in-reactor use of said fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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