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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
-

In concert with the essence of Transformational Challenge Reactor demonstration program, its fuel form leverages recent advances in manufacturing, materials, and computational sciences to deliver a new architecture for production of high performance microencapsulated nuclear fuels. It 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 ongoing development activities.