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Advanced Fuels Campaign FY 2010 Accomplishments Report

By Lori Braase

Abstract

The Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) Advanced Fuels Campaign (AFC) Accomplishment Report documents the high-level research and development results achieved in fiscal year 2010. The AFC program has been given responsibility to develop advanced fuel technologies for the Department of Energy (DOE) using a science-based approach focusing on developing a microstructural understanding of nuclear fuels and materials. The science-based approach combines theory, experiments, and multi-scale modeling and simulation aimed at a fundamental understanding of the fuel fabrication processes and fuel and clad performance under irradiation. The scope of the AFC includes evaluation and development of multiple fuel forms to support the three fuel cycle options described in the Sustainable Fuel Cycle Implementation Plan4: Once-Through Cycle, Modified-Open Cycle, and Continuous Recycle. The word “fuel” is used generically to include fuels, targets, and their associated cladding materials. This document includes a brief overview of the management and integration activities; but is primarily focused on the technical accomplishments for FY-10. Each technical section provides a high level overview of the activity, results, technical points of contact, and applicable references

Topics: Targets Advanced Fuels, Management, Irradiation, Implementation, Fuel Cycle, Simulation, 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials, Nuclear Fuels, Fuel Cycle R&D, Focusing, Fabrication, Advanced Fuels, Evaluation, Performance
Publisher: Idaho National Laboratory
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.2172/1004235
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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