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

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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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27 p.

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Crawford, Douglas C.; Porter, Douglas L.; Hayes, Steven L. & Hill, Robert N. December 1, 1997.

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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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27 p.

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OSTI as DE00757800

Medium: P; Size: 27 pages

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  • Patent File Date: 1997 Sep 02

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8922019
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 757800
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712403

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Crawford, Douglas C.; Porter, Douglas L.; Hayes, Steven L. & Hill, Robert N. Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor, patent, December 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712403/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.