Feng, B and Shwageraus, E and Forget, B and Kazimi, MS (2011) Light Water Breeding with Nitride Fuel. Prog. Nucl. Energy (UK), 53. 862 - 6-862 - 6. ISSN 0149-1970Full text not available from this repository.
This scoping study proposes using mixed nitride fuel in Pu-based high conversion LWR designs in order to increase the breeding ratio. The higher density fuel reduces the hydrogen-to-heavy metal ratio in the reactor which results in a harder spectrum in which breeding is more effective. A Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactor (RBWR) assembly was modeled in MCNP to demonstrate this effect in a typical high conversion LWR design. It was determined that changing the fuel from (U,TRU)O<sub>2</sub> to (U,TRU)N in the assembly can increase its fissile inventory ratio (fissile Pu mass divided by initial fissile Pu mass) from 1.04 to up to 1.17. [All rights reserved Elsevier].
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