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An Ultrasonic Waveguide for Improved Ultrasonic Thermometry

Invention Reference Number

201904445

Technology Summary

Accurate measurement of temperature has safety significance and efficiency implications in the operation and control of nuclear reactors. Currently, critical process temperatures in a nuclear reactor are measured using either resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) or thermocouples, both of which exhibit significant performance degradation at operational temperatures of advanced reactors. A robust measurement technology is needed to overcome conventional challenges

Inventors

Nesrin O. Cetiner
Reactor & Nuclear Systems Division

Licensing Contact

EUGENE R. COCHRAN
cochraner@ornl.gov
(865) 576-2830