What is nuclear fuel?

  • (noun): Fuel (such as uranium) that can be used in nuclear reactors as a source of electricity.

Nuclear Fuel

Nuclear fuel is a material that can be 'burned' by nuclear fission or fusion to derive nuclear energy. Nuclear fuel can refer to the fuel itself, or to physical objects (for example bundles composed of fuel rods) composed of the fuel material, mixed with structural, neutron moderating, or neutron reflecting materials.

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Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant - History - Finishing The Plant
... the plant, and in December 2007 started to deliver nuclear fuel to the site ... On 20 January 2008 a fourth Russian shipment of nuclear fuel arrived ... Russia has pledged to sell 85 tons of nuclear fuel to the plant ...
Munir Ahmad Khan - Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
... manufacturing plants and facilities needed to master the complete nuclear fuel cycle ... and Salam, inaugurated country's first 137MWe commercial nuclear power plant, KANUPP-I— a commercial nuclear power plant ... Riazuddin directly reporting to Khan, and continued to develop new indigenous nuclear weapons designs which were tested in various cold tests by PAEC ...
COGEMA La Hague Site
... nucléaires) La Hague site is an AREVA nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague on the French Cotentin Peninsula that currently has nearly half of the world's light ... produces plutonium which is then recycled into MOX fuel at the Marcoule site ... It treats spent nuclear fuel from France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands ...
Spent Nuclear Fuel
... Spent nuclear fuel, occasionally called used nuclear fuel, is nuclear fuel that has been irradiated in a nuclear reactor (usually at a nuclear power plant) ... It is no longer useful in sustaining a nuclear reaction in an ordinary thermal reactor ...
Nuclear Fuel - Fusion Fuels - Third Generation Fusion Fuel
... Third generation fusion fuels produce only charged particles in the primary reactions, and side reactions are relatively unimportant ... has the highest Maxwellian reactivity of any 3rd generation fusion fuel ...

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