Title: Nuclear Fuels
Authors: KONINGS RudyWISS ThierryGUENEAU Christine
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC54461
ISBN: 978-94-007-0210-3
URI: http://www.springer.com/chemistry/inorganic+chemistry/book/978-94-007-0210-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0211-0_34
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The core of a nuclear reactor is composed of a controlled critical configuration of a fissile material, which in strict a sense is the fuel. This fissile material is contained in a matrix, normally a ceramic compound or eventually a metallic alloy, and in practice this combination of fissile material and matrix is called the nuclear fuel. In the fuel the fission process takes place, generating heat that must be transferred to the coolant, while producing fission products that must be retained.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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