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|Title:||CERMET Fuel Behavior and Properties in ADS Reactors|
|Authors:||HAAS Didier; FERNANDEZ CARRETERO Asuncion; STAICU Dragos; SOMERS Joseph; MASCHEK W; LUI P.; CHEN X|
|Citation:||ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT vol. 49 p. 1928-1933|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Within the EUROTRANS Integrated Project, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) are joining their efforts to study the behavior of Mo-based CERMET non-uranium fuel for the ADS. Contributions include core safety calculations, and fuel property measurements and irradiation experiments. Safety studies for optimized EFIT core designs have concluded that, for the new low power cores of EFIT with a power class of 400 MWth and a fuel power density of 250 MW/m3, the CERMET-loaded cores behave favorably and the design limits of the fuels were not violated. Mo-based CERMET fuel pellets and pins loaded with Pu and Am were fabricated for irradiation programmes which will start by mid-2007 in PHENIX (France) and HFR-Petten (The Netherlands). The thermal diffusivity and specific heat of the CERMET fuels (loaded with Pu and Am) were the main properties measured, and the thermal conductivity was deduced. The results were used to prepare the safety report for the irradiation experiments.|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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