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  1. shinichi Post author

    Schéma simplifié de la production de déchets nucléaires.

    par Nicolas Lardot



    English version

    by Ilmari Karonen, Nicolas Lardot



    Nuclear fuel


    Nuclear fuel is a material that can be ‘burned‘ by nuclear fission or fusion to derive nuclear energy. Nuclear fuel can refer to the fuel itself, or to physical objects (for example bundles composed of fuel rods) composed of the fuel material, mixed with structural, neutron-moderating, or neutron-reflecting materials.

    Most nuclear fuels contain heavy fissile elements that are capable of nuclear fission. When these fuels are struck by neutrons, they are in turn capable of emitting neutrons when they break apart. This makes possible a self-sustaining chain reaction that releases energy with a controlled rate in a nuclear reactor or with a very rapid uncontrolled rate in a nuclear weapon.

    The most common fissile nuclear fuels are uranium-235 (235U) and plutonium-239 (239Pu). The actions of mining, refining, purifying, using, and ultimately disposing of nuclear fuel together make up the nuclear fuel cycle.

    Not all types of nuclear fuels create power from nuclear fission. Plutonium-238 and some other elements are used to produce small amounts of nuclear power by radioactive decay in radioisotope thermoelectric generators and other types of atomic batteries. Also, light nuclides such as tritium (3H) can be used as fuel for nuclear fusion.

    Nuclear fuel has the highest energy density of all practical fuel sources.

  2. shinichi Post author








    料 (fuel) とは、化学反応・原子核反応を外部から起こすことなどによってエネルギーを発生させるもののことである。古くは火をおこすために用いられ、次第にその利用の幅を広げ、現在では火をおこさない料もある。


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