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Title: Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr--Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu--Zr--Hf or a combination of both.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Bolingbrook, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
872218
Patent Number(s):
5887044
Assignee:
United States of America as respresented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; element; design; enhanced; destruction; plutonium; nuclear; reactor; uranium-free; fast; comprising; alloy; zr; hf; amount; 10; weight; form; surrounded; zr-hf; pu-zr-hf; combination; reactor comprising; fuel element; nuclear reactor; fast nuclear; enhanced destruction; /376/

Citation Formats

Crawford, Douglas C., Porter, Douglas L., Hayes, Steven L., and Hill, Robert N. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Crawford, Douglas C., Porter, Douglas L., Hayes, Steven L., & Hill, Robert N. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor. United States.
Crawford, Douglas C., Porter, Douglas L., Hayes, Steven L., and Hill, Robert N. Fri . "Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872218.
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abstractNote = {A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr--Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu--Zr--Hf or a combination of both.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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