Chasing Your Tails (Assay), Part One

Enrichment is often a black box, but understanding it is key to fine-tuning any model of global uranium requirements. Here’s part one of an overview of enrichment technology. [Edited 6/15/20: added clarification between operational and contractual tails assay. Thanks, Dale!] Summary (TL;DR) Reactors require fuel with a higher-than-naturally-occurring concentration of the uranium-235 isotope. U-235 concentrationContinue reading “Chasing Your Tails (Assay), Part One”