|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing for Energy Applications III
||A Review of Solution Based Processing Routes for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Materials
||Elizabeth Zell, Milo Gill, Yazen Alfayez, Chao Jiang, Edward Herderick, Isabella J. Van Rooyen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Additive Manufacturing (AM) will transform nuclear reactor design concepts and revolutionize manufacturing by enabling multi-material complex shapes to be fabricated that could not be made otherwise. This work is focused on developing a novel Sol Gel Additive Manufacturing (SGAM) processing route for nuclear fuel form fabrication. The presentation will include a review of current work on additive manufacturing of nuclear fuel surrogates and placed in context of state-of-the-art sol gel processing of nuclear fuel. Then results of fuel surrogate and cladding printing using the SGAM technique will be presented including characterization of the printed materials and interfaces after thermal processing. A perspective on future cross-cutting applications of this approach and its potential for novel materials and process combinations will conclude the talk.