Investigations of Mixed Uranium-Plutonium Nitride Fuel in Project Breakthrough
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Mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel is seen as a promising fuel for fast reactors with a closed fuel cycle. A complex program of computational and experimental validation of this fuel up to 2020 has been developed within the scope of Project Breakthrough. Pre-reactor and post-reactor studies of mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel are part of this program. The basic research results obtained by the end of 2016 are examined.
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