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Architecture and properties of TCR fuel form...

Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Publication Date
Page Number
152781
Volume
547
Issue
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The fuel form developed for the Transformational Challenge Reactor demonstration program leverages recent advances in manufacturing, materials, and computational sciences, delivering a new architecture for production of high-performance microencapsulated nuclear fuels. The fuel consists of conventionally manufactured uranium nitride tristructural isotropic fuel particles embedded inside a 3D-printed silicon carbide matrix. This paper describes the overall architecture and manufacturing process for this fuel form, its properties and behavior, and the ongoing development activities.