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Title: PLUTONIUM-THORIUM ALLOYS

New plutonium-base binary alloys useful as liquid reactor fuel are described. The alloys consist of 50 to 98 at.% thorium with the remainder plutonium. The stated advantages of these alloys over unalloyed plutonium for reactor fuel use are easy fabrication, phase stability, and the accompanying advantuge of providing a means for converting Th/sup 232/ into U/sup 233/.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4200799
Report Number(s):
US 2904429
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CONVERSION; FABRICATION; FUELS; LIQUIDS; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; REACTORS; STABILITY; THORIUM 232; THORIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM 233