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Title: FY16 Status Report for the Uranium-Molybdenum Fuel Concept

Abstract

The Fuel Cycle Research and Development program of the Office of Nuclear Energy has implemented a program to develop a Uranium-Molybdenum metal fuel for light water reactors. Uranium-Molybdenum fuel has the potential to provide superior performance based on its thermo-physical properties. With sufficient development, it may be able to provide the Light Water Reactor industry with a melt-resistant, accident-tolerant fuel with improved safety response. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been tasked with extrusion development and performing ex-reactor corrosion testing to characterize the performance of Uranium-Molybdenum fuel in both these areas. This report documents the results of the fiscal year 2016 effort to develop the Uranium-Molybdenum metal fuel concept for light water reactors.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1339906
Report Number(s):
PNNL-25846
AF5810000; TRN: US1701476
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; URANIUM-MOLYBDENUM FUELS; MOLYBDENUM ALLOYS; URANIUM BASE ALLOYS; BINARY ALLOY SYSTEMS; ACCIDENT-TOLERANT NUCLEAR FUELS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; EXTRUSION; CORROSION; TESTING

Citation Formats

Bennett, Wendy D., Doherty, Ann L., Henager, Charles H., Lavender, Curt A., Montgomery, Robert O., Omberg, Ronald P., Smith, Mark T., and Webster, Ryan A. FY16 Status Report for the Uranium-Molybdenum Fuel Concept. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1339906.
Bennett, Wendy D., Doherty, Ann L., Henager, Charles H., Lavender, Curt A., Montgomery, Robert O., Omberg, Ronald P., Smith, Mark T., & Webster, Ryan A. FY16 Status Report for the Uranium-Molybdenum Fuel Concept. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1339906
Bennett, Wendy D., Doherty, Ann L., Henager, Charles H., Lavender, Curt A., Montgomery, Robert O., Omberg, Ronald P., Smith, Mark T., and Webster, Ryan A. Thu . "FY16 Status Report for the Uranium-Molybdenum Fuel Concept". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1339906. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339906.
@article{osti_1339906,
title = {FY16 Status Report for the Uranium-Molybdenum Fuel Concept},
author = {Bennett, Wendy D. and Doherty, Ann L. and Henager, Charles H. and Lavender, Curt A. and Montgomery, Robert O. and Omberg, Ronald P. and Smith, Mark T. and Webster, Ryan A.},
abstractNote = {The Fuel Cycle Research and Development program of the Office of Nuclear Energy has implemented a program to develop a Uranium-Molybdenum metal fuel for light water reactors. Uranium-Molybdenum fuel has the potential to provide superior performance based on its thermo-physical properties. With sufficient development, it may be able to provide the Light Water Reactor industry with a melt-resistant, accident-tolerant fuel with improved safety response. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been tasked with extrusion development and performing ex-reactor corrosion testing to characterize the performance of Uranium-Molybdenum fuel in both these areas. This report documents the results of the fiscal year 2016 effort to develop the Uranium-Molybdenum metal fuel concept for light water reactors.},
doi = {10.2172/1339906},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1339906}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}