'Nonproliferating' nuclear fuel for light water reactors

Yigal Ronen, Yehoshua Kimhi

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A 'nonproliferating' fuel for light water reactors is proposed. The nonproliferating aspects of the fuel are obtained by increasing the 238Pu/Pu ratio to 5% and above. This limit is maintained during the entire fuel cycle and, in particular, at low burnup values. The high value of the 238Pu/Pu ratio is obtained by introducing 237Np into the fuel. Some waste disposal aspects associated with 237Np are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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