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Title: Solid tags for identifying failed reactor components

Abstract

A solid tag material which generates stable detectable, identifiable, and measurable isotopic gases on exposure to a neutron flux to be placed in a nuclear reactor component, particularly a fuel element, in order to identify the reactor component in event of its failure. Several tag materials consisting of salts which generate a multiplicity of gaseous isotopes in predetermined ratios are used to identify different reactor components.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
866212
Patent Number(s):
4657729
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:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solid; tags; identifying; failed; reactor; components; tag; material; generates; stable; detectable; identifiable; measurable; isotopic; gases; exposure; neutron; flux; placed; nuclear; component; particularly; fuel; element; identify; event; failure; materials; consisting; salts; generate; multiplicity; gaseous; isotopes; predetermined; ratios; predetermined ratio; fuel element; nuclear reactor; neutron flux; reactor components; reactor component; failed reactor; solid tag; materials consisting; isotopic gas; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Bunch, Wilbur L, and Schenter, Robert E. Solid tags for identifying failed reactor components. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Bunch, Wilbur L, & Schenter, Robert E. Solid tags for identifying failed reactor components. United States.
Bunch, Wilbur L, and Schenter, Robert E. Thu . "Solid tags for identifying failed reactor components". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866212.
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title = {Solid tags for identifying failed reactor components},
author = {Bunch, Wilbur L and Schenter, Robert E},
abstractNote = {A solid tag material which generates stable detectable, identifiable, and measurable isotopic gases on exposure to a neutron flux to be placed in a nuclear reactor component, particularly a fuel element, in order to identify the reactor component in event of its failure. Several tag materials consisting of salts which generate a multiplicity of gaseous isotopes in predetermined ratios are used to identify different reactor components.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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