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Title: FY18 Report: HFIR Fuel Casting Support and Microstructural Feature Examination

Abstract

An effort to commence conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to a low enriched uranium (LEU) based fuel has been proposed. While recent experience from LEU-10wt%Mo (U-10Mo) monolithic metal fuel production may be leveraged considerably, the significant differences between research fuels requires some degree of strategy reassessment. In that spirit, initial casting trials have been performed at LANL over the last two years in order develop a high quality starting metal ingot.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1483491
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-31104
DOE Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DU-10Mo; Uranium; HFIR

Citation Formats

Imhoff, Seth D., Solis, Eunice Martinez, Gibbs, Paul Jacob, Kral, Gabrielle Anne, Chen, Karen, Tegtmeier, Eric Lee, Bohn, Kevin Ray, Montalvo, Joel Dwayne, Luitjohan, Kara Eileen, and Mccabe, Rodney James. FY18 Report: HFIR Fuel Casting Support and Microstructural Feature Examination. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1483491.
Imhoff, Seth D., Solis, Eunice Martinez, Gibbs, Paul Jacob, Kral, Gabrielle Anne, Chen, Karen, Tegtmeier, Eric Lee, Bohn, Kevin Ray, Montalvo, Joel Dwayne, Luitjohan, Kara Eileen, & Mccabe, Rodney James. FY18 Report: HFIR Fuel Casting Support and Microstructural Feature Examination. United States. doi:10.2172/1483491.
Imhoff, Seth D., Solis, Eunice Martinez, Gibbs, Paul Jacob, Kral, Gabrielle Anne, Chen, Karen, Tegtmeier, Eric Lee, Bohn, Kevin Ray, Montalvo, Joel Dwayne, Luitjohan, Kara Eileen, and Mccabe, Rodney James. Tue . "FY18 Report: HFIR Fuel Casting Support and Microstructural Feature Examination". United States. doi:10.2172/1483491. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1483491.
@article{osti_1483491,
title = {FY18 Report: HFIR Fuel Casting Support and Microstructural Feature Examination},
author = {Imhoff, Seth D. and Solis, Eunice Martinez and Gibbs, Paul Jacob and Kral, Gabrielle Anne and Chen, Karen and Tegtmeier, Eric Lee and Bohn, Kevin Ray and Montalvo, Joel Dwayne and Luitjohan, Kara Eileen and Mccabe, Rodney James},
abstractNote = {An effort to commence conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to a low enriched uranium (LEU) based fuel has been proposed. While recent experience from LEU-10wt%Mo (U-10Mo) monolithic metal fuel production may be leveraged considerably, the significant differences between research fuels requires some degree of strategy reassessment. In that spirit, initial casting trials have been performed at LANL over the last two years in order develop a high quality starting metal ingot.},
doi = {10.2172/1483491},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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