Title: Recent Advances in Fuel for Fast Reactors: Synthesis, Properties, Safety Performance
Authors: SOMERS Joseph
Citation: Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Safe Technologies and Sustainable Scenarios (FR13) vol. Vol.2 p. 33-41
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC77055
ISBN: 978-92-0-104114-2
ISSN: 0074-1884
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC77055
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This presentation provides an overview of advances made in fast reactor fuel safety research in the last decades. MOX fuels were selected for many fast reactors. The need to minimise waste through partitioning and transmutation strategies has seen new fuel forms evolve, incluing fertile and non fertile targets to host the minor actinides. Despite the proven safety performance of MOX fuels, and the progress made in nitride and carbide driver fuels and also in minor actinide oxide fuel research programmes, improvements in knowledge and understanding of the safety performance of these fuels can be made. Above all, breakthroughs in simulation and modelling need to be harnessed to dedicated experiment, leading to even more reliable and robust engineering codes for the qualification of all fast reactor fuels.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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