Preliminary investigation of plate-type molybdenum disilicide fuel elements for an air-cycle nuclear reactor

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From Summary: "Flat, plate-type elements, 3.5 by 0.5 by 0.070 inches in size and containing 10 percent elemental natural uranium, were produced by hot pressing. The elements were acid-treated to remove surface uranium and then coated with an alumina glaze. Such an element remained stable and did not lose detectable quantities of fission fragments in a 400-hour treatment at 1800 degrees F in a flux of 5 X 10 to the 11th power neutrons per square centimeter per second. Such elements are conveniently produced and, dependent on design and on the successful resolution of problems such as thermal shock, offer ... continued below

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Maxwell, W. A. March 27, 1953.

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  • Main Title: Preliminary investigation of plate-type molybdenum disilicide fuel elements for an air-cycle nuclear reactor
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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From Summary: "Flat, plate-type elements, 3.5 by 0.5 by 0.070 inches in size and containing 10 percent elemental natural uranium, were produced by hot pressing. The elements were acid-treated to remove surface uranium and then coated with an alumina glaze. Such an element remained stable and did not lose detectable quantities of fission fragments in a 400-hour treatment at 1800 degrees F in a flux of 5 X 10 to the 11th power neutrons per square centimeter per second. Such elements are conveniently produced and, dependent on design and on the successful resolution of problems such as thermal shock, offer a possible method of increasing air-cycle element temperatures and related performance."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R16731
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930087441 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-E52L18
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930087441
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc59499

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Maxwell, W. A. Preliminary investigation of plate-type molybdenum disilicide fuel elements for an air-cycle nuclear reactor, report, March 27, 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc59499/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.