Engineering Instrumentation

Microstructural Changes In Thermally Cycled U-Pu-Zr-Am-Np Metallic Transmutation Fuel With 1.5% Lanthanides

Authors: Dawn E. Janney J. Rory Kennedy
 
Abstract: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) is developing metallic actinide-zirconium alloy fuels for the transmutation of minor actinides as part of a closed fuel cycle. The molten salt electrochemical process to be used for fuel recycle has the potential to carry over up to 2% fission product lanthanide content into the fuel fabrication process. Within the scope of the fuel irradiation testing program at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), candidate metal alloy transmutation fuels containing quantities of lanthanide elements have been fabricated, characterized, and delivered to the Advanced Test Reactor for irradiation testing.
Publication Date: 01 Jun 2008
Report numbers: INL/CON-08-13705
DOE Contract number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type: Conference
Resource Relation: Conference: ANS 2008 Annual Meeting,Anaheim, CA,06/08/2008,06/12/2008
Research Organizations: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Organizations: DOE - NE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
ACTINIDES
ALLOYS
FABRICATION
FISSION PRODUCTS
FUEL CYCLE
IRRADIATION
MOLTEN SALTS
NUCLEAR ENERGY
RARE EARTHS
TEST REACTORS
TESTING
TRANSMUTATION

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Related subjects:
MICTOSTRUCTURE CHANGES
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (SEM)
TRANSMUTATION FUEL