Title: Thermal Properties of Cermets Fuels for P&T Concepts
Authors: STAICU DragosHIERNAUT Jean-PolSOMERS JosephFERNANDEZ CARRETERO AsuncionCOLLE Jean-YvesNAISSE FredericNAESTREN C.RONDINELLA Vincenzo
Citation: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society and Embedded Topical Meetings Isotopes for Medicine and Industry and Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for the Next Generation Nuclear Reactors vol. 98 p. 829-830
Publisher: American Nuclear Society ANS
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC47275
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC47275
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: One of the most important aspects of P&T concepts is the development of fuels and targets for the transmutation of actinides. At ITU, the efforts are concentrated on advanced fabrication processes for these fuels and on their characterization. Uranium-free materials are studied, which contain the actinides either in solid solutions or as dispersed particles in the inert ceramic or metallic matrix (also called "CERCER" and "CERMET", respectively). In some concepts, the actinides (Pu, Np, Am) are stabilised in a host phase (e.g. stabilised zirconia). A series of characterisation measurements are needed in order to assess the in-pile performance of these materials and to produce the necessary documentation to license the irradiation experiment.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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