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fuel rod

n.
A protective metal tube containing pellets of fuel for a nuclear reactor.
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fuel rod

n
(General Engineering) a long tube, often made of a zirconium alloy and containing uranium-oxide pellets, that is stacked in bundles of about 200 to provide the fuel in certain types of nuclear reactor
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The announcement, however, also said the two countries would "look into the economic expediency and feasibility of fabricating fuel rod components in Iran." That would not necessarily be a deal-breaker for Washington if the fuel rods were made quickly and a stockpile of enriched uranium did not build up in Iran.
Following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, scientists in China made a staggering announcement that they had developed a different type of nuclear reactor, one that did not rely on conventional fuel rods but instead thousands of billiard-ball-sized fuel elements, coated in graphite, each meant to do a fuel rod's work, but also to ensure that in a nuclear emergency, there would be no meltdown.
Taipower spokesman Chai Fu-feng told Kyodo News on Thursday that the water collected in the reservoir next to the storage pools of spent fuel rod pools does not pose any threat as it has been recycled back to the storage pools.
IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad helps insert the country's first domestically produced nuclear fuel rod into its research reactor in Tehran.
Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the country's nuclear agency said Sunday.
Thus the state of the fuel rods (intactness of cladding, residual stresses in the cladding and fuel pellets, gap between the cladding and pellets and etc.) is very important because fuel rod cladding is one of the safety barriers.
Fukushima Daiichi plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has released new video showing the damaged reactor No 4's spent fuel rod pool.