© 1986

U Uranium

Uranium Carbides

  • Rudolf Keim
  • Cornelius Keller

Part of the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry / Gmelin Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie book series (GMELIN, volume U / A-E / C / 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XVIII
  2. H. Holleck, H. Kleykamp
    Pages 1-277
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 278-279

About this book


The present volume Uranium C12 covers the binary and polynary carbides of uranium, including ternary carbides with nonmetals like the carbide oxides and carbide nitrides U(C,O) and U(C,N). The binary carbide UC and especially the mixed carbide (UO.80PUO.20)C are of special importance due to their potential as the fuel for advanced .. Fast Breeder Reactors" because of properties such as the short doubling time, the high fissionable material density, and the good thermal conductivity. On the other hand, the dicarbide UC is of interest for .. High 2 Temperature Reactors", especially in the form of the mixed carbide (U . Th . )C . For O80 o20 2 the first time, India used mixed uranium-plutonium carbide (U . PU .)C as the fuel for its O3 O7 own newly developed 15 MW Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam, south of Madras. el Because of the technological importance of the uranium carbides a lot of data were published only in reports. In most cases, it was the aim of these less-scientifically based studies to promote the carbide fuel development on an economical basis. The lack of analyti­ cal data on the purity of the samples, missing characterization of the present phases, etc., hQINever, does not allow the discussion of the results of such references in this handbook. Therefore, only reliable publications were cited. For the technical fabrication of uranium carbides and their irradiation behavior, see Volumes A3 and A4 of this Handbook.


metals nonmetal plutonium uranium

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Material- und FestkörperforschungKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Keim
    • 1
  • Cornelius Keller
    • 2
  1. 1.Gmelin-InstitutFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Schule für KerntechnikKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title U Uranium
  • Book Subtitle Uranium Carbides
  • Authors H. Holleck
    H. Kleykamp
  • Series Title Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry / Gmelin Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-93539-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-10718-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-10716-4
  • Edition Number 8
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Chemistry/Food Science, general
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