Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Neutron absorbing alloys

United States Patent

May 4, 2004
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Idaho National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Website
The present invention is drawn to new classes of advanced neutron absorbing structural materials for use in spent nuclear fuel applications requiring structural strength, weldability, and long term corrosion resistance. Particularly, an austenitic stainless steel alloy containing gadolinium and less than 5% of a ferrite content is disclosed. Additionally, a nickel-based alloy containing gadolinium and greater than 50% nickel is also disclosed.
Mizia; Ronald E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Shaber; Eric L. (Idaho Falls, ID), DuPont; John N. (Whitehall, PA), Robino; Charles V. (Albuquerque, NM), Williams; David B. (Bethlehem, PA)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
09/ 965,946
September 26, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.