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Title: Separator assembly for use in spent nuclear fuel shipping cask

Abstract

A separator assembly for use in a spent nuclear fuel shipping cask has a honeycomb-type wall structure defining parallel cavities for holding nuclear fuel assemblies. Tubes formed of an effective neutron-absorbing material are embedded in the wall structure around each of the cavities and provide neutron flux traps when filled with water.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864670
Patent Number(s):
4399366
Assignee:
Bucholz, James A. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
separator; assembly; spent; nuclear; fuel; shipping; cask; honeycomb-type; wall; structure; defining; parallel; cavities; holding; assemblies; tubes; formed; effective; neutron-absorbing; material; embedded; provide; neutron; flux; traps; filled; water; neutron-absorbing material; fuel assemblies; absorbing material; nuclear fuel; spent nuclear; neutron flux; wall structure; provide neutron; shipping cask; separator assembly; structure defining; fuel shipping; holding nuclear; sorbing material; /250/376/976/

Citation Formats

Bucholz, James A. Separator assembly for use in spent nuclear fuel shipping cask. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Bucholz, James A. Separator assembly for use in spent nuclear fuel shipping cask. United States.
Bucholz, James A. Sat . "Separator assembly for use in spent nuclear fuel shipping cask". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864670.
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title = {Separator assembly for use in spent nuclear fuel shipping cask},
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abstractNote = {A separator assembly for use in a spent nuclear fuel shipping cask has a honeycomb-type wall structure defining parallel cavities for holding nuclear fuel assemblies. Tubes formed of an effective neutron-absorbing material are embedded in the wall structure around each of the cavities and provide neutron flux traps when filled with water.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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