reactor fuel cycle

reactor fuel cycle

[rē′ak·tər ′fyül ‚sī·kəl]
(nucleonics)
The processes of preparing fuel elements and assemblies for use in a reactor, using these elements in reactor operation, recovering radioactive by-products from spent fuel, and reprocessing remaining fissionable material into new fuel elements. Also known as fuel cycle; nuclear fuel cycle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As a result, references to promoting research and development on fast-breeder reactor fuel cycle, including the Monju prototype, and the next-generation light-water nuclear reactor for practical use, were omitted.
The side events will cover the following themes: exploration and mining of uranium, small & medium size reactors, accelerator-driven systems, waste management strategies, nuclear agriculture, recent developments in radiotherapy, materials for fusion technology and fast reactor fuel cycle. The poster sessions and roundtable discussions will also be held in the conference.

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