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Title: Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor

A uranium-free fuel for a fast nuclear reactor comprising an alloy of Pu, Zr and Hf, wherein Hf is present in an amount less than about 10% by weight of the alloy. The fuel may be in the form of a Pu alloy surrounded by a Zr-Hf alloy or an alloy of Pu-Zr-Hf or a combination of both.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
757800
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A8922019
US patent application 8-922,019; TRN: AH200031%%63
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1997 Sep 02; Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1997
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DESIGN; FUEL ELEMENTS; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; HAFNIUM ALLOYS; ACTINIDE BURNER REACTORS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; PLUTONIUM RECYCLE