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Atomic Energy

, Volume 125, Issue 5, pp 322–325 | Cite as

Carbothermal Facility for the Synthesis of Nitrides for Mixed Uranium-Plutonium Fuel Production

  • V. P. Smirnov
  • S. V. Pavlov
  • D. V. Ivanov
  • R. N. Shamsutdinov
  • N. V. Inyutin
  • D. M. Sidorenko
  • A. V. Solopeko
  • S. Yu. Saifutdinov
  • A. V. Davydov
  • Yu. V. Chamovskikh
  • N. G. Sergeev
  • D. V. Zozulya
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A facility for carbothermal synthesis of uranium and plutonium nitrides for the production of dense mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel for fast reactors is described. The synthesis reaction occurs at 1650 ± 50°C in nitrogen and nitrogen-hydrogen atmospheres in six high-temperature batch furnaces of the horizontal type. Tests performed on the pilot model of a furnace showed good agreement between the experimental and computed temperature distributions along the longitudinal axis of the furnace. The facility operates in an automatic mode; control and monitoring of the technological process are performed remotely.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Smirnov
    • 1
  • S. V. Pavlov
    • 1
  • D. V. Ivanov
    • 1
  • R. N. Shamsutdinov
    • 1
  • N. V. Inyutin
    • 2
  • D. M. Sidorenko
    • 2
  • A. V. Solopeko
    • 2
  • S. Yu. Saifutdinov
    • 3
  • A. V. Davydov
    • 4
  • Yu. V. Chamovskikh
    • 5
  • N. G. Sergeev
    • 5
  • D. V. Zozulya
    • 6
  1. 1.Sosny Scientific and Development CompanyDimitrovgradRussia
  2. 2.GKMP Research and Production CompanyBryanskRussia
  3. 3.TVEL CompanyMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Bochvar High-Technology Research Institute for Inorganic Materials (VNIINM)MoscowRussia
  5. 5.SverdNIIkhimmash Research and Design Institute of Chemical Machine BuildingEkaterinburgRussia
  6. 6.Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK)SeverskRussia

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