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Title: High loading uranium fuel plate

Abstract

Two embodiments of a high uranium fuel plate are disclosed which contain a meat comprising structured uranium compound confined between a pair of diffusion bonded ductile metal cladding plates uniformly covering the meat, the meat having a uniform high fuel loading comprising a content of uranium compound greater than about 45 Vol. % at a porosity not greater than about 10 Vol. %. In a first embodiment, the meat is a plurality of parallel wires of uranium compound. In a second embodiment, the meat is a dispersion compact containing uranium compound. The fuel plates are fabricated by a hot isostatic pressing process.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Indian Head Park, IL)
  3. (Palos Heights, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
867560
Patent Number(s):
4963317
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
loading; uranium; fuel; plate; embodiments; disclosed; contain; meat; comprising; structured; compound; confined; pair; diffusion; bonded; ductile; metal; cladding; plates; uniformly; covering; uniform; content; 45; vol; porosity; 10; embodiment; plurality; parallel; wires; dispersion; compact; containing; fabricated; hot; isostatic; pressing; process; hot isostatic; isostatic pressing; uranium fuel; parallel wire; uranium compound; containing uranium; fuel plate; cladding plates; comprising structure; diffusion bonded; fuel plates; fusion bond; metal clad; plates uniformly; ductile metal; /376/264/976/

Citation Formats

Wiencek, Thomas C., Domagala, Robert F., and Thresh, Henry R. High loading uranium fuel plate. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Wiencek, Thomas C., Domagala, Robert F., & Thresh, Henry R. High loading uranium fuel plate. United States.
Wiencek, Thomas C., Domagala, Robert F., and Thresh, Henry R. Mon . "High loading uranium fuel plate". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867560.
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abstractNote = {Two embodiments of a high uranium fuel plate are disclosed which contain a meat comprising structured uranium compound confined between a pair of diffusion bonded ductile metal cladding plates uniformly covering the meat, the meat having a uniform high fuel loading comprising a content of uranium compound greater than about 45 Vol. % at a porosity not greater than about 10 Vol. %. In a first embodiment, the meat is a plurality of parallel wires of uranium compound. In a second embodiment, the meat is a dispersion compact containing uranium compound. The fuel plates are fabricated by a hot isostatic pressing process.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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