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Tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated particle fuel is a robust, microencapsulated fuel form developed originally for use in
high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs).
To read full article see Nuclear News August 2020, Vlume 63, Number 9 https://www.ans.org/pubs/magazines/nn/
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TRi-structural ISOtropic particle fuel — or TRISO, for short — is a type of micro fuel particle, quite possibly the most robust type of nuclear fuel.
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The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety and efficiency. A nuclear reactor works best when the core is really hot, but if it gets too hot it will cause a meltdown and the environment will get poisoned and people may die and it will take billions of dollars to clean up the mess.