Increased fuel burn up in a CANDU thorium reactor using weapon grade plutonium


Sahin S., Yildiz K., Sahin H. M. , Sahin N., Acir A.

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol.236, no.17, pp.1778-1788, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Weapon grade plutonium is used as a booster fissile fuel material in the form of mixed ThO2/PuO2 fuel in a Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) fuel bundle in order to assure the initial criticality at startup.