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Title: FUEL COMPOSITION FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS

A process for making refractory nuclear fuel elements involves heating uranium and silicon powders in an inert atmosphere to 1600 to 1800 deg C to form USi/sub 3/; adding silicon carbide, carbon, 15% by weight of nickel and aluminum, and possibly also molybdenum and silicon powders; shaping the mixture; and heating to 1700 to 2050 deg C again in an inert atmosphere. Information on obtaining specific compositions is included. (AEC)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4674747
Report Number(s):
US 3100183
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINUM; CARBON; FUELS; HEATING; INERT GASES; MOLYBDENUM; NICKEL; POWDERS; REACTORS; SILICIDES; SILICON; SILICON CARBIDES; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS