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Title: Composite construction for nuclear fuel containers

Abstract

An improved method for producing nuclear fuel containers of a composite construction having components providing therein a barrier system for resisting destructive action by volatile fission products or impurities and also interdiffusion of metal constituents, and the product thereof. The composite nuclear fuel containers of the method comprise a casing of zirconium or alloy thereof with a layer of copper overlying an oxidized surface portion of the zirconium or alloy thereof.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Fremont, CA
  2. Saratoga, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
866223
Patent Number(s):
4659540
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA)
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:  
EN-77-C-02-4473
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
composite; construction; nuclear; fuel; containers; improved; method; producing; components; providing; therein; barrier; resisting; destructive; action; volatile; fission; products; impurities; interdiffusion; metal; constituents; product; comprise; casing; zirconium; alloy; layer; copper; overlying; oxidized; surface; portion; fuel containers; surface portion; fission product; metal constituents; fission products; improved method; nuclear fuel; method comprise; metal constituent; composite construction; producing nuclear; providing therein; resisting destructive; components providing; volatile fission; fuel container; destructive action; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Cheng, Bo-Ching, Rosenbaum, Herman S, and Armijo, Joseph S. Composite construction for nuclear fuel containers. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Cheng, Bo-Ching, Rosenbaum, Herman S, & Armijo, Joseph S. Composite construction for nuclear fuel containers. United States.
Cheng, Bo-Ching, Rosenbaum, Herman S, and Armijo, Joseph S. Thu . "Composite construction for nuclear fuel containers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866223.
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abstractNote = {An improved method for producing nuclear fuel containers of a composite construction having components providing therein a barrier system for resisting destructive action by volatile fission products or impurities and also interdiffusion of metal constituents, and the product thereof. The composite nuclear fuel containers of the method comprise a casing of zirconium or alloy thereof with a layer of copper overlying an oxidized surface portion of the zirconium or alloy thereof.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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