Title: Characterization of alloy particles extracted from spent nuclear fuel
Authors: CUI D.RONDINELLA VincenzoFORTNER J. A.ERIKSSON L.WRONKIEWICZ D.j.SPAHIU K.
Citation: JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 420 no. 1 p. 328-333
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2012
JRC Publication N°: JRC67635
ISSN: 0022-3115
URI: www.elsevier.com/locate/jnucmat
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67635
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.10.015
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We characterized, for the first time, submicro- and nanosized fission product-alloy particles that were extracted nondestructively from spent nuclear fuel, in terms of noble metal (Mo–Ru–Tc–Rh–Pd–Te) composition, atomic level homogeneity and lattice parameters. The evidences obtained in this work contribute to an improved understanding of the redox chemistry of radionuclides in nuclear waste repository environments and, in particular, of the catalytic properties of these unique metal alloy particles. 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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