New Process Could Help Produce Safe, Sustainable Nuclear Fuels

, New Process Could Help Produce Safe, Sustainable Nuclear Fuels, TheCircularEconomy.com
In existing nuclear power plants, a radioactive actinide oxide called uranium dioxide is most extensively used as nuclear fuel. A novel “combustion synthesis” process developed recently for lanthanide metals—non-radioactive and positioned one row above actinides on the periodic table—could help produce sustainable and safe nuclear fuels.

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