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Within the framework of the European Fast Reactor Consortium the subproject OPDEF is developing a "pure" nitride fuel for an optimised He-bonding pin concept. Five He-bonded mixed nitride pins were fabricated for the irradiation MIMPHE1. Irradiation in the PHENIX reactor started in Oct 1987. Fuel structures were analysed for porosity, grain size, plutonium distribution and oxygen and carbon impurities. Preparations began for fabrication of 2 nitride and 2 carbide pins for the 7 pin capsule of MIMPHE2. In subproject "Properties of Reactor Materials at High Temperatures", the laser-heated autoclave was tested up to 4500 K, under high pressure and acoustic levitation conditions. The OFT project continued analysis of technical LWR oxide fuel irradiated up to high burn-up (53 K Wd/t) after both steady state base irradiation and after transient testing and analysis of basic experiments on radiation damage, diffusion and release of volatile fission products.

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Authors: JRC, JRC Karlsruhe Estab. (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11783 EN (1988) free of charge
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 198910075 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en