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Head-End Separation of Triso-Coated Fissile and Fertile Particles for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors

S. Langer, N. L. Baldwin, H. R. Phillips

Nuclear Technology

Volume 12 / Number 1 / September 1971 / Pages 26-30


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Recycle fuel for HTGRs uses TRISO -coated particles containing two fissile materials, 233U and 235U. The economics of the fuel cycle makes separation of these materials before reprocessing desirable. Laboratory scale head-end studies have demonstrated that the silicon-carbide layer has adequate integrity after irradiation to permit separation of the two types of fissile material by size.

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