03969185 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 3 patents.

A nuclear fuel element for use in the core of a nuclear reactor is disclosed and has disposed therein an improved getter capable of gettering reactive gases including a source of hydrogen. The getter comprises a composite with a substrate having thereon a coating capable of gettering reactive gases. The substrate has a greater coefficient of thermal expansion than does the coating, and over a period of time at reactor operating temperatures any protective film on the coating is fractured at various places and fresh portions of the coating are exposed to getter reactive gases. With further passage of time at reactor operating temperatures a fracture of the protective film on the coating will grow into a crack in the coating exposing further portions of the coating capable of gettering reactive gases.

Title
Getter for nuclear fuel elements
Application Number
5/358736
Publication Number
3969185
Application Date
May 9, 1973
Publication Date
July 13, 1976
Inventor
Harold E Williamson
San Jose
CA, US
Wilfred T Ross
Wilmington
NC, US
Agent
Samuel E Turner
Sam E Laub
Ivor J James Jr
Assignee
General Electric Company
CA, US
IPC
G21C 3/16
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