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Title: Preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel element

This invention relates to a method for the preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements wherein uncarbonized fuel rods are inserted in appropriate channels of an HTGR fuel element block and the entire block is inserted in an autoclave for in situ carbonization under high pressure. The method is particularly applicable to remote handling techniques.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862563
Report Number(s):
US 3960994
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
preparation; temperature; gas-cooled; reactor; fuel; element; relates; method; preparation; temperature; gas-cooled; reactor; htgr; fuel; elements; uncarbonized; fuel; rods; inserted; appropriate; channels; htgr; fuel; element; block; entire; block; inserted; autoclave; situ; carbonization; pressure; method; particularly; applicable; remote; handling; techniques; gas-cooled reactor; gas-cooled reactor; temperature gas-cooled; temperature gas-cooled; temperature gas; temperature gas; fuel rods; particularly applicable; fuel elements; fuel element; fuel element; fuel element; reactor fuel; fuel rod; cooled reactor; cooled reactor /264/252/976/