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|Title:||Next Generation Fuel Irradiation Capability in the High Flux Reactor Petten|
|Authors:||FUETTERER Michael; D'AGATA Elio; LAURIE Mathias; MARMIER Alain; SCAFFIDI-ARGENTINA Francesco; RAISON Philippe; BAKKER Klaas; DE GROOT Sander; KLAASSEN Frodo|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 392 p. 184-191|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||This paper describes selected equipment and expertise on fuel irradiation testing at the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten, The Netherlands. The reactor went critical in 1961 and holds an operating license up to at least 2015. While HFR has initially focused on Light Water Reactor fuel and materials, it also played a decisive role since the 1970s in the German High Temperature Reactor (HTR) development program. A variety of tests related to fast reactor development in Europe were carried out for next generation fuel and materials, in particular for V/HTR (Very High Temperature Reactor) fuel, fuel for closed fuel cycles (U-Pu and Th-U fuel cycle) and transmutation, as well as for other innovative fuel types. The HFR constitutes a significant European infrastructure tool for the development of next generation reactors. Experimental facilities addressed include V/HTR fuel tests, a coated particle irradiation rig, and tests on fast reactor, transmutation and thorium fuel. The rationales for these tests are given, results are provided and further work is outlined.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Energy and Transport|
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