Transcribed from Photograph: Improved Nuclear Fuel Materials: The commercial production of electricity by use of nuclear reactions has become a reality during the past few years. This is especially important to the many European nations which do not have adequate reserves of coal or oil. Therefore, some of these nations in cooperation with the United States have started a large program for installation of nuclear reactors in Europe. A significant part of this program is research in an effort to develop better nuclear fuel materials which are the heart of nuclear reactors. One research project is a study of compounds of uranium, carbon and oxygen with the objective of obtaining a material with a better combination of properties than is currently available in nuclear fuels. Significant progress has been made in this work during the first year. A second research project with similar objectives involves combining uranium metal and uranium carbide to overcome the disadvantages of using either uranium metal or uranium carbide alone as nuclear fuel materials.