reactor fuel

reactor fuel

[rē′ak·tər ‚fyül]
(nucleonics)
References in periodicals archive ?
Address : Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Kalpakkam
The Strickler plant was decommissioned in 1972 after it fulfilled its research mission: producing electricity while yielding plutonium for reprocessing into future reactor fuel and for weapons.
Such power plants could be designed and built by British firms and can use plutonium and spent boiling water reactor fuel which helps with nuclear waste disposal, as well as potentially being much cheaper.
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) is a world-leading supplier of boiling water reactor fuel, including uranium dioxide and MOX fuel and fuel-related engineering services.
The LEU would be made available to member states of the IAEA for peaceful nuclear reactor fuel if they could not obtain LEU on the global commercial market, it said.
It is noteworthy, that the concentration of U-235 found in any reactor fuel is minute and extremely dilute therefore, the possibility of nuclear reactor explosion is void.
Since its launch in 2002, the Tripartite (IAEA-USA-Russian Federation) Initiative, known as the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Programme, has facilitated the transfer of more than 2100 kilograms of Soviet-supplied HEU to Russia from 14 countries in 58 shipment operations.
Tehran says it needs to expand enrichment to make reactor fuel but the US fears Tehran could move toward making nuclear missiles.
Last fall, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), asserted that a fabrication plant to make uranium dioxide fuel for power reactor fuel would soon be fully operational.
Iran was also continuing to convert some of this reserve into oxide for producing reactor fuel, the IAEA said, making the material less suitable for any attempt to manufacture bombs.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The last shipment of Russian uranium from nuclear warheads converted to reactor fuel arrived in Baltimore by sea on Tuesday, ending a program that has provided 10 percent of all US electricity over the past 15 years.

Full browser ?