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One-way implodable tag capsule with hemispherical beaded end cap for LWR fuel manufacturing

United States Patent

April 6, 1999
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A capsule containing a tag gas in a zircaloy body portion having a hemispical top curved toward the bottom of the body portion. The hemispherical top has a rupturable portion upon exposure to elevated gas pressure and the capsule is positioned within a fuel element in a nuclear reactor.
Gross; Kenny (Bolingbrook, IL), Lambert; John (Wheaton, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
08/ 982,889
December 2, 1997
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.