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Atomic Energy

, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 85–90 | Cite as

Transfer of the VVR-K Research Reactor to Low-Enrichment Uranium Fuel as a Basis for the Development and Adoption of VVR-KN Fuel Assemblies

  • S. A. Sokolov
  • A. I. Radaev
  • O. A. Kravtsova
  • S. Yu. Bulkin
  • Yu. S. Cherepnin
  • V. A. Lukichev
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The results of development work and reactor tests of VVR-KN fuel assemblies for transferring the VVR-K research reactor to low-enrichment fuel are presented. The characteristics of VVR-Ts and VVR-KN fuel assemblies as well as the VVR-K reactor loaded with low- and high-enrichment fuel are compared. The VVR-K characteristics improved upon switching to VVR-KN fuel assemblies with low-enrichment fuel.

Keywords

Fuel Element Fuel Assembly Research Reactor Water Volume Fraction 235U Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Sokolov
    • 1
  • A. I. Radaev
    • 1
  • O. A. Kravtsova
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Bulkin
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Cherepnin
    • 1
  • V. A. Lukichev
    • 1
  1. 1.Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (NIKIET)MoscowRussia

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