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Reduced Enrichment Program for the FRM-II, Status 2004

Röhrmoser, W. Petry, K. Böning, N.Wieschalla
Zentrale Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung FRM-II,
Technische Universität München, D-85747 Garching bei München, Germany


ABSTRACT
 

The new research reactor FRM-II of the Technische Universität München (TUM) has been designed to provide a maximal thermal neutron flux at mere 20 MW power. The single element design uses silicide fuel of densities 3.0 and 1.5 g/cm3 of highly enriched uranium (HEU, 93 % U-235). With the nuclear license, that was granted in May 2003, a condition was imposed to reduce the enrichment of FRM-II to medium enriched uranium (MEU) with not more than 50 % U-235 until the end of the year 2010. The TUM has established an international working group to meet this target. This paper presents the backgrounds and the results and plannings for the first of three 2½ year periods to reach the conversion in time.


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