Uranium is the raw material used for nuclear energy generation. It is mined and further processed to make up the highly engineered fuel that is used in nuclear reactors.
28 November 2019
The Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems (WPRS) studies the reactor physics, fuel performance, and radiation transport and shielding in present and future nuclear power systems.
29 January 2021
International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) is the public domain database on nuclear fuel performance experiments for the purpose of code development and validation.
19 August 2020
Understanding fuel performance is a key condition for successful reactor operation. Scientific knowledge in this domain was conceived by experimental tests encoded into software routines to ensure ac...
10 December 2020
DATIF, the DATabase for IFpe, was first developed in 2018 in order to enhance accessibility to the IFPE legacy collection of integral fuel performance experiments data, jointly put together by the NE...
23 July 2020
Average fuel burn-up in light water reactors (LWRs) has steadily increased with time as technological advances have been made. The practical limit is currently in the region of 50 GWd/t. The main dri...
22 August 2006
This publication provides an introduction to minor actinide nuclear properties and discusses some of the arguments in favour of minor actinide recycling, as well as the potential role of thermal reac...
18 November 2013
Sodium fast reactors offer the most promising type of reactors to achieve such Generation IV goals at a reasonable time scale given the experience accumulated over the years. However, it is recognise...
5 November 2015
The high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) is a Generation IV reactor concept that uses a graphitemoderated gas-cooled nuclear reactor with a once-through uranium fuel cycle. This design permits ...
18 January 2019
The Expert Group on Reactor-based Plutonium Disposition (TFRPD) dealt with the status and trends of reactor physics, fuel performance and fuel cycle issues related to the disposition of weapons-grade...
16 December 2020