Title: Next Generation Fuel Irradiation Capability in the High Flux Reactor Petten
Authors: FUETTERER MichaelD'AGATA ElioLAURIE MathiasMARMIER AlainSCAFFIDI-ARGENTINA FrancescoRAISON PhilippeBAKKER KlaasDE GROOT SanderKLAASSEN Frodo
Citation: JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 392 p. 184-191
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC49844
ISSN: 0022-3115
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2009.03.030
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC49844
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2009.03.030
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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