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Climate change needs an Operation Warp Speed
The government of the United States should throw its muscle behind ramping up a mammoth, rapid rollout of all forms of renewable energy through Operation Warp Speed, similar to what is being done with COVID-19, Clive Thompson writes in an Ideas column for Wired.
The rollout should include energy sources that we already know how to build—like solar and wind — but also experimental emerging sources such as geothermal and small nuclear, and cutting-edge forms of energy storage or transmission.
Gary M. Stange, Michael Corradini, Robert Swader, George Petry, Thomas R. Mackie, Kevin W. Eliceiri
Nuclear Technology | Volume 197 | Number 2 | February 2017 | Pages 191-200
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT16-107
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Uranyl nitrate hexahydrate [UO2(NO3)2 · 6H2O] (UNH) holds interest as a potential nuclear reactor fuel for manufacturing the key medical isotope 99mTc through the production and subsequent decay of 99Mo. Fuel element design for such a production method requires knowledge of the thermal properties of the fuel material, particularly in the case of UNH, which has a significantly lower melting temperature than that of fuels being used currently. A system was designed to measure the thermal conductivity of UNH by an ASTM International standard thermal probe method. Measurements were made at four temperatures within the relevant range for the reactor system (25°C through 55°C) and with a variety of material preparations. With a fill gas of air, the results demonstrate a thermal conductivity at 25°C between 0.07 and 0.10 W · cm−1 · K−1. The results are the first step toward future studies that could lead to a more efficient reactor design with a heating source term capable of meeting the demand for 99Mo production while maintaining a safe and effective thermal margin.