NUCLEAR REACTOR ASSEMBLIES, NUCLEAR REACTOR TARGET ASSEMBLIES, AND NUCLEAR REACTOR METHODS (iEdison No. 0685901-16-0012)

Patent ID: 10034 | Patent Number 11,842,823 | Status: Granted

Abstract

Reactor target assemblies are provided that can include a housing defining a perimeter of at least one volume and Np or Am spheres within the one volume. Reactor assemblies are provided that can include a reactor vessel and a bundle of target assemblies within the reactor vessel, at least one of the target assemblies comprising a housing defining a volume with Np or Am spheres being within the volume. Irradiation methods are also provided that can include irradiating Np or Am spheres within a nuclear reactor, then removing the irradiated spheres from the reactor and treating the irradiated spheres.

Application Number

16/902,177

Inventors

Katalenich,Jeff
Prichard,Andrew W
Livingston,Jim
Reid,Bruce D
Schmitt,Bruce E
Gates,Robert O

Market Sector

Nuclear
Chemistry and Catalysts