Nuclear News | May 18, 2017

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. Photo Credit: Kevin Burden

Coatings for Nuclear Fuel to Prevent Explosions in Reactors

Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating protective titanium nitride-based coatings for shells of fuel elements (fuel rods) of nuclear reactors. Such shells can significantly reduce hydrogenation of containers holding nuclear fuel, extend their service life and prevent reactor explosions such as the Fukushima disaster.

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