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Title: Neutron Absorbing Alloys

The present invention is drawn to new classes of advanced neutron absorbing structural materials for use in spent nuclear fuel applications requiring structural strength, weldability, and long term corrosion resistance. Particularly, an austenitic stainless steel alloy containing gadolinium and less than 5% of a ferrite content is disclosed. Additionally, a nickel-based alloy containing gadolinium and greater than 50% nickel is also disclosed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Whitehall, PA)
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
  4. (Bethlehem, PA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
880662
Report Number(s):
US 6730180
US patent application 10/965946
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
BECHTEL BWXT IDAHO LLC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English