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Molten salt fuels with high plutonium solubility

United States Patent

August 13, 2013
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The present invention includes a composition of LiF--ThF.sub.4--UF.sub.4--PuF.sub.3 for use as a fuel in a nuclear engine.
Moir; Ralph W. (Livermore, CA), Turchi; Patrice E. A. (Menlo Park, CA), Shaw; Henry F. (San Ramon, CA), Kaufman; Larry (Brookline, MA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 888,704
September 23, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.