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Title: Development of a Robust Tri-Carbide Fueled Reactor for Multimegawatt Space Power and Propulsion Applications

An innovative reactor core design based on advanced, mixed carbide fuels was analyzed for nuclear space power applications. Solid solution, mixed carbide fuels such as (U,Zr,Nb)c and (U,Zr, Ta)C offer great promise as an advanced high temperature fuel for space power reactors.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
828620
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/14116
TRN: US0404041
DOE Contract Number:
FG07-01ID14116
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Aug 2004
Research Org:
University of Florida (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DESIGN; MIXED CARBIDE FUELS; PROPULSION; REACTOR CORES; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SPACE POWER REACTORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems