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Recently, researchers at the US Idaho National Laboratory (INL) fabricated high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel for next generation nuclear reactors, as a step in the testing and qualification process. They fabricated roughly two dozen pellets of uranium dioxide (UO2) HALEU at the INL Material & Fuels Complex, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported.

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinl-fabricates-commercial-grade-uranium-dioxide-haleu-fuel-11331454

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently fabricated about two dozen commercial-grade high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel pellets for testing. A further 100-150 pellets are to be made for irradiation tests in the Advanced Test Reactor.

Date: Friday, 24 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/INL-produces-HALEU-pellets-for-testing

Researchers at Russia’s NRNU MEPhI (National Research University - Moscow Power Engineering Institute) are investigating the accumulation of helium and deuterium in promising "smart" W-Cr-Y alloys for use in thermonuclear reactors. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials. The interaction of plasma with the inner wall of a fusion reactor are a major obstacle to achieving fusion energy, explained Zori Arutyunyan, Candidate of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, and Junior Researcher at MEPhI’s Department of Plasma Physics.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-scientists-develop-smart-alloys-for-fusion-reactors-10853285

Australian and Chinese researchers have made progress in understanding the mechanical properties of a new class of materials for use in molten salt reactors (MSRs). The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said yesterday that NiMo-SiC alloys - prepared from nickel molybdenum metal powders with added silicon carbide particles - have superior corrosion resistance and radiation damage resistance.

Date: Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Molten-salt-reactor-research-develops-class-of-all


The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is leading two new European research projects to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for the civil nuclear industry.

Date: Thursday, 26 March 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseuropean-funding-for-nuclear-manufacturing-research-4540291

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