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Title: Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water

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.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471953
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 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

Citation Formats

Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru, and Povyshev, V. M. Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063778815110125.
Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru, & Povyshev, V. M. Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063778815110125.
Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru, and Povyshev, V. M. Tue . "Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063778815110125.
@article{osti_22471953,
title = {Utilization of non-weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium with breeding of the {sup 233}U isotope in the VVER reactors using thorium and heavy water},
author = {Marshalkin, V. E., E-mail: marshalkin@vniief.ru and Povyshev, V. M.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063778815110125},
journal = {Physics of Atomic Nuclei},
number = 11,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}