Reactors & Nuclear Fuel Making

Questions to be answered in this lecture:

  • What are the basic stages of once-through uranium based fuel cycles?
  • What are the most popular methods of enriching uranium?
  • What are the different types of nuclear reactors and how proliferation prone is each?
  • What can be done with spent reactor nuclear fuel?

Click the pages below to access lecture materials:

Lecture Primer, presentation slides, and video.
Readings:  Required and recommended readings.
Exam:  Questions on lecture and reading materials.