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Title: Method of controlling crystallite size in nuclear-reactor fuels

Abstract

Improved spherules for making enhanced forms of nuclear-reactor fuels are prepared by internal gelation procedures within a sol-gel operation and are accomplished by first boiling the concentrated HMTA-urea feed solution before engaging in the spherule-forming operation thereby effectively controlling crystallite size in the product spherules.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
865363
Patent Number(s):
4502987
Assignee:
United State of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; controlling; crystallite; size; nuclear-reactor; fuels; improved; spherules; enhanced; forms; prepared; internal; gelation; procedures; sol-gel; operation; accomplished; boiling; concentrated; hmta-urea; feed; solution; engaging; spherule-forming; effectively; product; feed solution; reactor fuel; reactor fuels; internal gelation; nuclear-reactor fuels; crystallite size; /252/264/976/

Citation Formats

Lloyd, Milton H., Collins, Jack L., and Shell, Sam E. Method of controlling crystallite size in nuclear-reactor fuels. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Lloyd, Milton H., Collins, Jack L., & Shell, Sam E. Method of controlling crystallite size in nuclear-reactor fuels. United States.
Lloyd, Milton H., Collins, Jack L., and Shell, Sam E. Tue . "Method of controlling crystallite size in nuclear-reactor fuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865363.
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abstractNote = {Improved spherules for making enhanced forms of nuclear-reactor fuels are prepared by internal gelation procedures within a sol-gel operation and are accomplished by first boiling the concentrated HMTA-urea feed solution before engaging in the spherule-forming operation thereby effectively controlling crystallite size in the product spherules.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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