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Title: Breeding of {sup 233}U in the thorium–uranium fuel cycle in VVER reactors using heavy water

A method is proposed for achieving optimal neutron kinetics and efficient isotope transmutation in the {sup 233}U–{sup 232}Th oxide fuel of water-moderated reactors with variable water composition (D{sub 2}O, H{sub 2}O) that ensures breeding of the {sup 233}U and {sup 235}U isotopes. The method is comparatively simple to implement.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471954
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; FUEL CYCLE; HEAVY WATER; THORIUM 232; THORIUM OXIDES; TRANSMUTATION; URANIUM 233; URANIUM 235; URANIUM OXIDES; WWER TYPE REACTORS