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Title: Nuclear reactor fuel element

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 oxygen gettering material on the inner surface of the cladding. The gettering material reacts with oxygen released by the fissionable material during irradiation of the core thereby preventing the oxygen from reacting with and corroding the cladding. Also described is an improved method for coating the inner surface of the cladding with a layer of gettering material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Elk Grove, IL)
  2. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863687
Patent Number(s):
4229260
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; fuel; element; described; outer; cladding; central; core; fissionable; mixed; fertile; material; layer; oxygen; gettering; inner; surface; reacts; released; irradiation; preventing; reacting; corroding; improved; method; coating; central core; fuel material; improved method; fuel element; nuclear reactor; inner surface; reactor fuel; fissionable material; gettering material; fertile fuel; outer cladding; mixed fissionable; oxygen getter; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Carl E., and Crouthamel, Carl E. Nuclear reactor fuel element. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Johnson, Carl E., & Crouthamel, Carl E. Nuclear reactor fuel element. United States.
Johnson, Carl E., and Crouthamel, Carl E. Tue . "Nuclear reactor fuel element". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863687.
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author = {Johnson, Carl E. and Crouthamel, Carl E.},
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 oxygen gettering material on the inner surface of the cladding. The gettering material reacts with oxygen released by the fissionable material during irradiation of the core thereby preventing the oxygen from reacting with and corroding the cladding. Also described is an improved method for coating the inner surface of the cladding with a layer of gettering material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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