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Fissile O.U.T. (Optimal Uranium Technology)

Introduction

“Fissile O.U.T.” is a revolutionary approach to nuclear reactor technology. It is a concept. It’s uniqueness is in its design. The acronym of Fissile O.U.T. stands for “Optimal Uranium Technology, as Fissile O.U.T. is designed to run on Uranium-238. The importance of this is that U-238 is abundant, can be sourced from nuclear waste, and it does not sustain a chain reaction. Additional distinguishing characteristics of Fissile O.U.T. are the core design, and a newly designed technology of transferring thermal energy to mechanical energy that is not only contemporary, but also eliminates the need for batteries for energy storage.

Fissile O.U.T. is designed like a capsule that has two identical top and bottom components. The dimensions are completely scalable for the amount of energy desired. The center is the control rod and also the primary fuel source. The fuel with the greatest number of neutrons released is in the control rod. The large majority of the windmill-like arms are also a fuel source, but one that is designed to fizzle out.

Fuel Choice and Distribution

The control rod houses Plutonium-238 or 239. The large majority of the windmill-like arms are comprised of Uranium -238 with pockets of U-235, and other additional components, specifically placed for optimal operation.

In the heart of the core, surrounding the Plutonium in the control rod, are stationary units that direct neutrons and gamma rays towards the Uranium wings. Three stationary “energy tunnels” are comprised of diamond, Boron Nitride Nanotubes, and a small Tungsten double slit wall. Where the energy tunnels are not present Tungsten Carbide is placed as a neutron reflector.

Diamond is chosen for its inherent stability, ability to withstand high temperatures, bond strength, unique cubic structure, and bond length.

At the end of the nanotubes is a plate made of Tungsten that has a double slit in order to direct the wave like nature of the fast neutrons and some gamma rays to a targeted location increasing efficiency by essentially aiming neutrons at U-235.

 

Boron Nitride nanotubes can also withstand extreme heat and are very strong. The Boron Nitride does play a small role as a moderator.

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U-235 is couched in the U-238 at the locations in which we can easily predict more energy to arrive after having passed through a double slit. Reactions will precipitate to the U-238 and carry on until the chain reaction comes to a natural halt.

4 cm from the U-235 that is placed just beyond the double slit will be several doped diamonds. (Number of diamonds depends on the size of the specific reactor.) The diamonds will be doped with Pu-238. The diamond will direct the energy to another double slit which will project energy into the next carefully placed U-235 cell. This element can be repeated every 4 cm depending on the energy requirements the reactor is being utilized to meet.

 

 

Radical Thermal to Mechanical Energy
Rather than the standard model of utilizing steam, Fissile O.U.T. converts thermal energy to mechanical energy via pressurization of gas. Fissile O.U.T. has 4 compartments that are holding Argon gas. As the Plutonium initiates a reaction in the uppermost Uranium Wing, the compartment showing the blue gas molecules begins to heat up. The second diaphragm is not fixed. So it begins to create pressure on the upper compartment compressing the gas into a liquid.

 

The liquid Argon is transported to a circular, pressure stable, wallet and transported back to Earth via a space elevator. The liquid Argon remains in the wallet until energy is needed. This eliminates the need for batteries as an energy storage device.

There is a diaphragm in the middle of the reactor separating the reactor into two identical halves. As the control rod moves the Plutonium initiating a reaction in one half of the reactor, the other half is cooling, allowing the internal gas compartments to return to a resting position, and allowing the external gas compartments the chance to be refilled with nearby robotic arms.

Future Research

  • Future research could also include technologies regarding pressurizing Argon to a solid and transporting it in that state for greater energy storage.
  • Creating a Tungsten/depleted Uranium alloy is advised as an effective consideration for used nuclear fuel and as an effective neutron reflector.

 

 

**Patent Pending**

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