ANALYSIS OF 235U-Pu-238U-FUELED TIGHT-LATTICE WATER REACTORS.

Yigal Ronen, Melvin J. Leibson

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Abstract

When **2**3**5U is introduced into **2**3**8U-Pu-fueled tight-lattice water reactors, it improves the performance of these reactors in two ways. First, **2**3**5U tends to improve the reactivity void response of the core by making it less positive or even negative. Second, introducing **2**3**5U makes a high conversion reactor breed with respect to plutonium. This impacts positively on the plutonium inventory and the rate of the introduction of the high conversion tight-lattice reactors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-224
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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