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HALEU investment is key part of TerraPower’s demo proposal
TerraPower announced on September 15 that it plans to work with Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale production facilities for the high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) needed to fuel many advanced reactor designs.
The proposed investment in HALEU fuel fabrication is tied to a TerraPower-led submittal to the Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP), which was created to support the deployment of two first-of-a-kind advanced reactor designs within five to seven years. TerraPower would like one of those designs to be Natrium, the 345-MWe sodium fast reactor that it has developed with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.
Robert M. Mayo
Item ID: 350019|ISBN: 978-0-89448-454-4
1998|1st Edition|361 pages
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This textbook presents students with nuclear concepts, models, vocabulary, and problem-solving skills that are essential for success in subsequent course work in reactor theory and engineering. Designed for a sophomore science or engineering student with a firm foundation in the basics of college physics and mathematics through ordinary differential equations, Mayo's book addresses concepts in modern physics (special relativity, quantum concepts, etc.) and develops those concepts as necessary in the presentation of the text material. The text objective is to present fundamental nuclear principles in a clear and understandable yet physically sound manner.