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Title: Development of Advanced High Uranium Density Fuels for Light Water Reactors

This work conducts basic materials research (fabrication, radiation resistance, thermal conductivity, and corrosion response) on U3Si2 and UN, two high uranium density fuel forms that have a high potential for success as advanced light water reactor (LWR) fuels. The outcome of this proposed work will serve as the basis for the development of advance LWR fuels, and utilization of such fuel forms can lead to the optimization of the fuel performance related plant operating limits such as power density, power ramp rate and cycle length.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. Boise State Univ., ID (United States)
  3. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  4. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1248959
Report Number(s):
11--3041
11-3041
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS