Analysis of proposals on the concepts of fast reactors on depleted uranium

Authors:   Dmitriev A., Ivanov V., Sintsov A. Issue:   2(84) – 2017.

The concepts of using depleted uranium for nuclear power proposed in Russia and the United States are analyzed. It is shown that at present there are no reasonable cause to make a conclusion about ready-to-implement proposal on the concept of a nuclear reactor using depleted uranium as the main fuel. It is shown that it is necessary to define requirements to structural materials, core design, start-up strategy using enriched uranium or plutonium, a scheme of overloads in conditions of neutron balance deficit that would allow designing the nuclear system in a foreseeable time interval.


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