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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL SYSTEMS

Homogeneous reactor fuel solutions are reported which provide automatic recombination of radiolytic gases and exhibit large thermal expansion characteristics, thereby providing stability at high temperatures and enabling reactor operation without the necessity of apparatus to recombine gases formed by the radiolytic dissociation of water in the fuel and without the necessity of liquid fuel handling outside the reactor vessel except for recovery processes. The fuels consist of phosphoric acid and water solutions of enriched uranium, wherein the uranium is in either the hexavalent or tetravalent state.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4204380
Report Number(s):
US 2904488
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:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; DECOMPOSITION; ENRICHMENT; EXPANSION; FUEL SOLUTIONS; FUELS; GASES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; ION RECOMBINATION; PHOSPHORIC ACID; RADIATION CHEMISTRY; RADIOLYSIS; REACTORS; URANIUM; WATER