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Fuel Conversion Efforts at the High Flux Isotope Reactor – a 2023 Status Update

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Publication Date
Page Numbers
970 to 973
Publisher Location
Illinois, United States of America
Conference Name
2023 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Conference Location
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
American Nuclear Society
Conference Date

The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) provides one of the world’s highest steady-state neutron fluxes in the world for neutron scattering experiments focused on impactful scientific discovery, as well as materials irradiation studies and production of medical, industrial, and research isotopes. Efforts are ongoing to convert HFIR from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel while maintaining or enhancing current performance and safety margin, thus sustaining HFIR’s mission portfolio and reactor-based neutron science leadership. This paper presents a status update on the HFIR fuel conversion efforts.