A Novel Method for Energy Production Using 242mAm as a Nuclear Fuel

@article{Ronen2000ANM,
  title={A Novel Method for Energy Production Using 242mAm as a Nuclear Fuel},
  author={Y. Ronen and M. Aboudy and D. Regev},
  journal={Nuclear Technology},
  year={2000},
  volume={129},
  pages={407 - 417}
}
  • Y. Ronen, M. Aboudy, D. Regev
  • Published 2000
  • Chemistry
  • Nuclear Technology
  • A novel system for energy production is presented. This system has a modular composition of homogeneous reactors with H2O and 242mAm as a fuel. These reactors are spheres of 0.11-m radius and 1-MW(thermal) power and with a critical mass of 0.0201 kg of 242mAm. The advantages of homogeneous reactors are constant fuel reprocessing and constant refueling. As a result, there is a reduction of fission products, which improves the ratio of natural cooling to heat production with respect to a loss-of… CONTINUE READING
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