Nuclear fuel element [electronic resource].
- Cincinnati, Ohio : General Electric Company, 1983.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Additional Creators:
- General Electric Company and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A nuclear fuel element for use in the core of a nuclear reactor is disclosed and has a composite cladding having a substrate and a metal barrier metallurgically bonded on the inside surface of the substrate so that the metal barrier forms a shield between the substrate and the nuclear fuel material held within the cladding. The metal barrier forms about 1 to about 30 percent of the thickness of the cladding and is comprised of a low neutron absorption metal of substantially pure zirconium. The metal barrier serves as a preferential reaction site for gaseous impurities and fission products and protects the substrate from contact and reaction with such impurities and fission products. The substrate of the composite cladding is selected from conventional cladding materials and preferably is a zirconium alloy. Methods of manufacturing the composite cladding are also disclosed.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:us 4372817
- Other Subject(s):
- Nuclear Fuel Element Nuclear Fuel Element Core Nuclear Reactor Disclosed Composite Cladding Substrate Metal Barrier Metallurgically Bonded Inside Surface Substrate Metal Barrier Forms Shield Substrate Nuclear Fuel Material Held Cladding Metal Barrier Forms 30 Percent Thickness Cladding Comprised Neutron Absorption Metal Substantially Pure Zirconium Metal Barrier Serves Preferential Reaction Site Gaseous Impurities Fission Products Protects Substrate Contact Reaction Impurities Fission Products Substrate Composite Cladding Selected Conventional Cladding Materials Preferably Zirconium Alloy Methods Manufacturing Composite Cladding Disclosed Composite Cladding Composite Cladding Composite Cladding Zirconium Alloy Fission Product Fission Product Inside Surface Fission Products Fission Products Fuel Material Substantially Pure Fuel Element Fuel Element Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Reactor Metal Barrier Metal Barrier Metal Barrier Metal Barrier Neutron Absorption Cladding Material Metallurgically Bonded Cladding Materials Reaction Site Gaseous Impurities Metal Bar Metal Bar Metal Bar Metal Bar
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Armijo, Joseph S.; Coffin, Jr., Louis F.
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