nuclear fuel plate

nuclear fuel plate

[′nü·klē·ər ¦fyül ‚plāt]
(nucleonics)
A flat or curved sandwich of metallic cladding, with nuclear fuel inside.
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We hope to produce the first domestic-made nuclear fuel plate within the next four to five months," Salehi, former head of Iran's atomic energy organization, was quoted as saying.
We hope to produce the first domestic-made nuclear fuel plate within the next four to five months," said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who formerly headed the country's atomic energy organization.
In the new agreement, Iran has agreed to take that stock of 100 kilos of oxidized uranium and fashion it into nuclear fuel plates suitable for use in the Tehran Research Reactor, which is the reason Iran said it was enriching uranium to 20 percent in the first place.
Iran has put on display home-made nuclear fuel plates, radio-medicines, fuel rods as well as the first generation of Iranian centrifuges in the expo.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the Foreign Minister of Iran has announced that the Tehran reactor will be loaded with locally made nuclear fuel plates within a month.
This great achievement will perplex the West, because the Western countries had counted on a possible failure of Iran to produce nuclear fuel plates," the Tehran Times newspaper said.
A plant for the manufacturing of nuclear fuel plates has been constructed at the Isfahan facility, making the country one of the few in the world capable of manufacturing both fuel rods and plates.
Atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi also rejected allegations by Western powers that Iran lacks the know-how to make nuclear fuel plates and was adamant it would be producing fuel for a research reactor by September 2011.
Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said meanwhile that Tehran could be able to make the nuclear fuel plates required to power a research reactor in four to five months.
The Islamic Republic requires the 20-percent-enriched uranium for the making of nuclear fuel plates called for at the Tehran Research Reactor for fabricating radioisotopes to cure cancer.
The remaining 80 kilos will be produced by March next year, and work has already started on the installation of the machinery needed for producing nuclear fuel plates.
Iran's nuclear chief says Iran will surprise the world by producing the nuclear fuel plates required for the Tehran reactor in just four months.
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