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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
2005 International RERTR Meeting

MONOLITHIC FUEL PLATES DIFFUSION BONDED BY  ELECTROCONSOLIDATION® PROCESS TECHNOLOGY*

I. G. Prokofiev and T. C. Wiencek
Energy Technology Division
Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 - USA

B. D. Merkle and E. O. Carney
Superior Graphite, 10 South Riverside Plaza – suite 1470, Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

ABSTRACT

Diffusion bonding and other solid-state joining processes have been proposed and demonstrated for the fabrication of monolithic U-Mo fuel plates. An innovative new process, named Electroconsolidation® Process Technology, has been studied for the diffusion bonding of monolithic fuel plates. The main advantage of this process over conventional diffusion bonding is the minimization of time-at-temperature due to the rapid heating inherent to the Electroconsolidation® Process. Bonding results of surrogate fuel plates made with stainless steel and depleted uranium monolithic fuel plates are presented. One or more fuel plates fabricated by Electroconsolidation are planned to be tested in upcoming irradiations.


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