Title: Postirradiation Examination of Metallic Fuel for Minor Actinides Transmutation in Fast Reactor
Citation: Transactions (ANS) vol. 101 p. 852-854 Paper 210565
Publisher: American Nuclear Society
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56543
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56543
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Advanced nuclear reactors and closed nuclear fuel cycles are developed worldwide as a key component to ensure sustainable energy supplies to satisfy future demands1-4, while minimizing the long-term radiotoxicity of the resulting high level waste. Separation from spent fuel and subsequent recycling of Pu, U as fuel, and transmutation of Minor Actinides (MA) Np, Am, Cm) in fast reactors and/or MA burners are necessary steps to achieve this goal5-7. In addition to oxides, metal alloys, nitrides and carbides are considered as possible fuels for the new generations of nuclear reactors8-9. This paper presents an update of the results from the METAPHIX programme, a collaboration between the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI, Japan) and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU, a Joint Research Centre of the European Commission) devoted to the study of MA-containing fast reactor metal fuels.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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