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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 236 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2006.01.014
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1778-1788

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.