RUSSIA'S NUCLEAR ACCIDENT-TOLERANT FUEL
WNN - 31 October 2019 - TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed the first phase of testing its accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) in a reactor, at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.
In January, two experimental ATF fuel assemblies with Russian VVER and Western PWR fuel rods were loaded into the water loops with the relevant water-chemical modes of the MIR research reactor. Each fuel assembly contains 24 fuel elements with four various combinations of cladding and fuel matrix materials. The fuel pellets were made of traditional uranium dioxide, as…
Log in to read the publication.
An authorized user gets access to four FREE publications per month.
You can also buy a full access to all publications of the site since January 2014.