A nuclear engine design with 242mAm as a nuclear fuel

Y. Ronen, M. Aboudy, D. Regev

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Abstract

A preliminary design for a nuclear engine is presented. The engine is based on the nuclear heating of a gas composed of H2 and 242mAm as a nuclear fuel. This engine has an initial volume of 0.135 m3 and at 64 MPa the critical mass is 0.228 kg. The simplicity 242mAm of the engine design might compensate for the use of rare nuclear fuel, such as 242mAm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Sep 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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