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Title: NON-CORROSIVE REACTOR FUEL SYSTEM

A non-corrosive nuclear reactor fuel system was developed utilizing a molten plutonium-- iron alloy fuel having about 2 at.% carbon and contained in a tantalum vessel. This carbon reacts with the interior surface of the tantalum vessel to form a plutonium resistant self-healing tantalum carbide film. (AEC)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4823344
Report Number(s):
US 3049481
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CARBON; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CORROSION; FUELS; IRON ALLOYS; MELTING; PATENT; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; QUANTITY RATIO; REACTORS; TANTALUM; TANTALUM CARBIDES; VESSELS