Tag: Fuel element

Nuclear fuel and coolant for nuclear reactor systems

Nuclear fuel and coolant for nuclear reactor systems

1. Nuclear fuel Nuclear fuel refers to materials containing fissile nuclides (uranium-235, plutonium-239, uranium-233). It can realize self-sustained nuclear fission chain reaction under certain conditions. Currently, the most widely used nuclear fuel is uranium. It is divided into natural uranium (0.72% uranium-235 content), low-enriched uranium (0.7%-20% uranium-235 content) and highly enriched uranium (uranium-235 content 20%-90%) according […]