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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS

A fuel element particularly adapted for use in nuclear reactors of high power density is offered. It has fissionable fuel pellet segments mounted in a tubular housing and defining a central passage in the fuel element. A burnable poison element extends through the central passage, which is designed to contain more poison material at the median portion than at the end portions thereby providing a more uniform hurnup and longer reactivity life.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4014022
Report Number(s):
US 2984613
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BURNUP; CONFIGURATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; PELLETS; POISONING; POWER; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; TUBES