Current status and development of fuel for research reactors in Chile

  • Jorge Marín


CCHEN has developed, fabricated, and qualified MTR type fuel since 20 years, all of them have ven loaded in both Chilean research reactors.  Recently, more tan 48 LEU uranium silicide fuel assemblies have been delivered to the Chilean research reactor La Reina – RECH – 1.  New local development deals with U-Mo fuel where, several activities has been completed such as casting of U-Mo alloys, phase stabilization studies, techniques for prowder productions, interaction, interdiffusion and ourt of pile swelling studies of standard and modified UMol/Al system.


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