In this episode, we discuss...

  • What a nuclear fuel cycle is and how it is analyzed

  • How a surplus of enriched uranium impacts nuclear fuel prices

  • The connection between high enrichment nuclear fuel and inherent safety features

  • How negative temperature coefficients affect nuclear heat transfer

  • Computational tools for analyzing the nuclear fuel life cycle and transfer methods

  • Costs and benefits of nuclear waste reprocessing and how nations manage it

  • Long term safety considerations for nuclear waste disposal of different isotopes

  • Competitive advantages of nuclear energy and its impact on computational science

Katy Huff

Assistant Professor, Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois

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