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Light Water Reactor TRISO Particle-Metal-Matrix Composite Fuel

United States Patent Application

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A metal matrix, microencapsulated nuclear fuel component includes an integral metal matrix having an outer buffer region and an inner fuel containing region; a multiplicity of nuclear fuel capsules embedded in the fuel containing region of the matrix for encapsulating a nuclear fuel particle and products resulting from nuclear and chemical reactions; and a nuclear fuel particle encapsulated in each of the nuclear capsules.
Terrani, Kurt A. (Knoxville, TN), Kiggans, JR., James O. (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 157,632
June 10, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.