Low conversion ratio fuel studies.

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Recent studies on TRU disposition in fast reactors indicated viable reactor performance for a sodium cooled low conversion ratio reactor design. Additional studies have been initiated to refine the earlier work and consider the feasibility of alternate fuel forms such as nitride and oxide fuel (rather than metal fuel). These alternate fuel forms may have significant impacts upon the burner design and the safety behavior. The work performed thus far has focused on compiling the necessary fuel form property information and refinement of the physics models. For this limited project, the burner design and performance using nitride fuel will be ... continued below

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Smith, M. A. February 28, 2006.

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Recent studies on TRU disposition in fast reactors indicated viable reactor performance for a sodium cooled low conversion ratio reactor design. Additional studies have been initiated to refine the earlier work and consider the feasibility of alternate fuel forms such as nitride and oxide fuel (rather than metal fuel). These alternate fuel forms may have significant impacts upon the burner design and the safety behavior. The work performed thus far has focused on compiling the necessary fuel form property information and refinement of the physics models. For this limited project, the burner design and performance using nitride fuel will be assessed.

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  • Report No.: ANL-AFCI-163
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/890560 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 890560
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874128

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Smith, M. A. Low conversion ratio fuel studies., report, February 28, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874128/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.