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Title: Porcelain enamel neutron absorbing material

A porcelain enamel composition as a neutron absorbing material can be prepared of a major proportion by weight of a cadmium compound and a minor proportion of compound of boron, lithium and silicon. These compounds in the form of a porcelain enamel coating or layer on several alloys has been found to be particularly effective in enhancing the nuclear safety of equipment for use in the processing and storage of fissile material. The composition of the porcelain enamel coating can be tailored to match the coefficient of thermal expansion of the equipment to be coated and excellent coating adhesion can be achieved. 2 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6348685
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7123462
ON: DE89010952
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Savannah River Lab., Aiken, SC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ENAMELS; COATINGS; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; PORCELAIN; BORON COMPOUNDS; CORROSION RESISTANCE; CRITICALITY; FISSILE MATERIALS; INVENTIONS; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; MONTE CARLO METHOD; SAFETY; SILICON COMPOUNDS; SPRAY COATING; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; STORAGE FACILITIES; THERMAL SHOCK; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; ALLOYS; CHROMIUM ALLOYS; CHROMIUM-NICKEL STEELS; DEPOSITION; EQUIPMENT; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS; HEAT RESISTING ALLOYS; HIGH ALLOY STEELS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; LOW CARBON-HIGH ALLOY STEELS; MATERIALS; NICKEL ALLOYS; STAINLESS STEELS; STEEL-CR19NI10-L; STEELS; SURFACE COATING 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 420500 -- Engineering-- Materials Testing; 360603 -- Materials-- Properties