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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.
S. A. Muller, D. N. Kaczala, H. M. Abu-Shawareb, E. L. Alfonso, L. C. Carlson, M. Mauldin, P. Fitzsimmons, D. Lamb, P. Tzeferacos, L. Chen, G. Gregori, A. Rigby, A. Bott, T. G. White, D. Froula, J. Katz
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 3 | April 2018 | Pages 434-445
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1396097
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Highly complex targets are constructed by General Atomics for astrophysically relevant experiments conducted by the University of Chicago on the OMEGA laser facility through the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF) program.
Several novel target components are fabricated, precision assembled, and extensively measured in support of this campaign and have evolved over the last 3 years to improve both the science and assembly. Examples include unique laser-machined polyimide grids to enhance plasma mixing at the target center, precision-micromachined cylindrical shields that also act as component spacers, drawn glass target supports to suspend physics packages at critical distances, and tilted pinholes for collimated proton radiography.
Target component fabrication and evolution details for the NLUF Turbulent Dynamo (TDYNO) campaign are presented, along with precision-assembly techniques, metrology methods, and considerations for future TDYNO experiments on OMEGA.