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Title: Freeze-casting as a Novel Manufacturing Process for Fast Reactor Fuels. Final Report

Advanced burner reactors are designed to reduce the amount of long-lived radioactive isotopes that need to be disposed of as waste. The input feedstock for creating advanced fuel forms comes from either recycle of used light water reactor fuel or recycle of fuel from a fast burner reactor. Fuel for burner reactors requires novel fuel types based on new materials and designs that can achieve higher performance requirements (higher burn up, higher power, and greater margins to fuel melting) then yet achieved. One promising strategy to improved fuel performance is the manufacture of metal or ceramic scaffolds which are designed to allow for a well-defined placement of the fuel into the host, and this in a manner that permits greater control than that possible in the production of typical CERMET fuels.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (United States). Thayer School of Engineering
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1154737
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP--10-848
TRN: US1500392
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (United States); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; CASTING; FAST REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; METALS; PERFORMANCE; CERAMICS; ACTINIDE BURNER REACTORS; SPENT FUELS