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High-Volume: Casks - DU/Steel Cermet

Functions

  • Radiation Shielding
    • Gamma: High-Density DUO2/Other
    • Neutron Moderation/Absorption
      • Oxygen in DUO2
      • Carbon in SiC and Graphite
  • Assault Protection: Multilayer Cermet (Traditional Armor)
    • Ceramic (Al2O3, DUO2, SiC, Other)
    • Metal
  • Safeguards and Theft
    • Large Mass
    • Vault Construction: Multilayer Cermet
  • Decay Heat Removal
    • High Conductivity Steel Matrix
DU/Steel Cermet



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