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On the proliferation resistance of thorium-uranium nuclear fuel

Ashley, Steve; Nuttall, William; Parks, Geoffrey and Worrall, Andrew (2012). On the proliferation resistance of thorium-uranium nuclear fuel. In: UK Project on Nuclear Issues, Annual Conference 2012, 10 May 2012, London.

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Abstract

This paper will highlight the historical and potential future uses of 232Th and 233U both in terms of civil and military applications. A brief section on the differences between 233U and 239Pu will be presented and how these could impact proliferation-resistance assessments. Finally, a set of open questions regarding 233U will be presented, some of which will be answered as part of this research project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Not known
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Sustainability and Proliferation Resistance Assessment of Open Cycle Thorium-Fuelled Nuclear EnergyEP/I018425/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 39192
Depositing User: William Nuttall
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 10:17
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2017 14:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39192
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