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Author Marshalkin, V. E. ♦ Povyshev, V. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS ♦ BREEDING ♦ HEAVY WATER ♦ HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM ♦ NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ PLUTONIUM ♦ PLUTONIUM OXIDES ♦ REACTOR OPERATION ♦ THORIUM ♦ URANIUM 233 ♦ WWER TYPE REACTORS
Abstract A method for joint utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium in the thorium–uranium—plutonium oxide fuel of a water-moderated reactor with a varying water composition (D{sub 2}O, H{sub 2}O) is proposed. The method is characterized by efficient breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope and safe reactor operation and is comparatively simple to implement.
ISSN 10637788
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-12-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Atomic Nuclei
Volume Number 78
Issue Number 11


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