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Neutron absorbing coating for nuclear criticality control

United States Patent

October 23, 2007
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A neutron absorbing coating for use on a substrate, and which provides nuclear criticality control is described and which includes a nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and gadolinium alloy having less than about 5% boron, by weight.
Mizia; Ronald E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wright; Richard N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Swank; William D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Lister; Tedd E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Pinhero; Patrick J. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 303,549
December 15, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.