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Framatome, Ultra Safe partner to manufacture TRISO and FCM fuel
Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear announced on January 26 that they intend to form a joint venture to manufacture commercial quantities of tristructural isotropic (TRISO) particles and Ultra Safe’s proprietary fully ceramic microencapsulated (FCM) fuel.
The companies have signed a nonbinding agreement to integrate their resources to bring commercially viable, fourth-generation nuclear fuel to market for Ultra Safe’s micro-modular reactor (MMR) and other advanced reactor designs.
Curtis Walters, Ethan Alger, Suhas Bhandarkar, Kurt Boehm, Tom Braun, Francisco Espinosaloza, Benjamin Haid, Ricardo Heredia, John Kline, Bernard Kozioziemski, Jeremy Kroll, Daniel Malone, Abbas Nikroo, Patrick Opsahl, James Sater, Alex Zylstra
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 3 | April 2018 | Pages 305-314
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1397488
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Experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) using targets containing a deuterium-tritium (D-T) fuel layer have, until recently, required that a high-quality layer of solid D-T (herein referred to as an ice layer) be formed in the capsule. The development of a process to line the inner surface of a target capsule with a foam layer of a thickness that is typical of ice layers has resulted in the ability to field targets with liquid layers wetting the foam. Successful fielding of liquid-layer targets on NIF required not only a foam-lined capsule but also changes to the capsule filling process and the manner with which the inventory is maintained in the capsule. Additionally, changes to target heater power and the temperature drops across target components were required in order to achieve the desired range of shot temperatures. These changes and the target’s performance during four target shots on NIF are discussed.