Title: Heat capacity, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of uranium-americium mixed oxides
Citation: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS vol. 614 p. 144–150
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC91551
ISSN: 0925-8388
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092583881401158X
DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.05.083
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The enthalpy increments of ðU1y; AmyÞO2x mixed oxides with y = 0.0877 and 0.1895 and x = 0.01–0.03 were measured using drop calorimetry in the temperature range 425–1790 K and the heat capacity was obtained as differential of the obtained enthalpy increments with respect to temperature. The thermal diffusivity was measured using the laser flash technique from 500 to 1550 K. The thermal conductivity was calculated from the measured thermal diffusivity, density and heat capacity. Measured enthalpy increments of the ðU1y; AmyÞO2x solid solutions are very close to the end members, indicating no excess contribution. The derived heat capacities for the two intermediate compositions are slightly higher than that of UO2 and in a good agreement with literature data of AmO2 up to 1100 K. For the thermal conductivity of (U, Am)O2x mixed oxides a correlation using the classical phonon transport model in crystal structures is proposed.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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