Title: Local Structure and valence state in Am containing MOX fuel
Citation: ANKA Annual Report 2010 p. 12-13
Publisher: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC59987
URI: http://www.kit.edu
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The Generation IV (Gen IV) initiative foresees sustainable and safe use of nuclear energy for future generations. Three of the systems selected operate with fast neutron spectra, with the novelty that they will transmute their own actinide waste, thereby dramatically reducing the long term radiotoxicity of the spent fuel. Furthermore, proliferation resistance will be enhanced by grouped actinide separation and conversion into new fuel. Thus, the new advanced fuels will contain U, Pu and the minor actinides (MA = Np, Am, Cm). The minor actinides can be deployed in all the (U,Pu)O2 fissile fuel (homogeneous reactor recycling) or in dedicated targets, e.g. (U,MA)O2 (heterogeneous reactor recycling).
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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