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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.
Tana Cardenas, Derek W. Schmidt, Eric N. Loomis, Randall B. Randolph, Christopher E. Hamilton, John Oertel, Brian M. Patterson, Kevin Henderson, Doug C. Wilson, Elizabeth Merritt, David Montgomery, William Daughton, Evan Dodd, Sasikumar Palaniyappan, John Kline, Steve Batha, Haibo Huang, Marty L. Hoppe, Michael Schoff, Neal Rice, Abbas Nikroo, Morris Wang, Richard Seugling, Donald Bennett, Steve Johnson, Carlos Castro
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 3 | April 2018 | Pages 344-353
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1406251
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The double-shell platform fielded at the National Ignition Facility requires developments in new machining techniques and robotic assembly stations to meet the experimental specifications. Current double-shell target designs use a dense high-Z inner shell, a foam cushion, and a low-Z outer shell. The design requires that the inner shell be gas filled using a fill tube. This tube impacts the entire machining and assembly design. Other intermediate physics designs have to be fielded to answer physics questions and advance the technology to be able to fabricate the full point design in the near future. One of these intermediate designs is a mid-Z imaging design. The methods of designing, fabricating, and characterizing each of the major components of an imaging double shell are discussed with an emphasis on the fabrication of the machined outer metal shell.