skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Fuel pin

Abstract

A fuel pin for a liquid metal nuclear reactor is provided. The fuel pin includes a generally cylindrical cladding member with metallic fuel material disposed therein. At least a portion of the fuel material extends radially outwardly to the inner diameter of the cladding member to promote efficient transfer of heat to the reactor coolant system. The fuel material defines at least one void space therein to facilitate swelling of the fuel material during fission.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Kennewick, WA)
  2. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
875241
Patent Number(s):
H689
Assignee:
United States of America as reprsented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; liquid; metal; nuclear; reactor; provided; cylindrical; cladding; metallic; material; disposed; therein; portion; extends; radially; outwardly; inner; diameter; promote; efficient; transfer; heat; coolant; defines; void; space; facilitate; swelling; fission; inner diameter; reactor coolant; fuel material; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; disposed therein; material disposed; radially outwardly; radially outward; void space; metal nuclear; efficient transfer; extends radially; /376/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, David W., Karnesky, Richard A., Leggett, Robert D., and Baker, Ronald B. Fuel pin. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Christiansen, David W., Karnesky, Richard A., Leggett, Robert D., & Baker, Ronald B. Fuel pin. United States.
Christiansen, David W., Karnesky, Richard A., Leggett, Robert D., and Baker, Ronald B. Sun . "Fuel pin". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875241.
@article{osti_875241,
title = {Fuel pin},
author = {Christiansen, David W. and Karnesky, Richard A. and Leggett, Robert D. and Baker, Ronald B.},
abstractNote = {A fuel pin for a liquid metal nuclear reactor is provided. The fuel pin includes a generally cylindrical cladding member with metallic fuel material disposed therein. At least a portion of the fuel material extends radially outwardly to the inner diameter of the cladding member to promote efficient transfer of heat to the reactor coolant system. The fuel material defines at least one void space therein to facilitate swelling of the fuel material during fission.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: