Title: Vaporisation of Candidate Nuclear Fuels and Targets for Transmutation of Minor Actinides
Authors: GOTCU PetronelaHIERNAUT Jean-PolCOLLE Jean-YvesNÄSTREN A.FERNANDEZ CARRETERO AsuncionKONINGS Rudy
Citation: JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 411 no. 1-3 p. 119 - 125
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC54526
ISSN: 0022-3115
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jnucmat
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54526
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.01.039
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The thermodynamic stability and behaviour at high temperature of candidate fuels and targets for transmutation of minor actinides has been investigated. Zirconia-based solid solution, MgO-based CERCER and molybdenum-based CERMET fuels containing Pu and Am were annealed up to 2700 K in a Knudsen-cell coupled with a quadrupole mass-spectrometer, to measure their vapour pressure and vapour composition. The results reveal that the vaporisation of the actinides species is not only determined by the thermodynamics of the system but partially related to the nature of the inert matrix of the sample.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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