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Lightbridge Corporation's Advanced Metallic Fuel for Light Water Reactors

James Malone, Aaron Totemeier, Norton Shapiro, Swaminathan Vaidyanathan

Nuclear Technology

Volume 180 / Number 3 / December 2012 / Pages 437-442


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Lightbridge Corporation is developing an advanced metallic nuclear fuel capable of increasing the power output and extending the cycle length of current-generation light water reactors (LWRs). This paper provides a review of the unique geometry and composition of the metallic fuel and its application to power uprates in LWRs.

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