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Abstract

The approach adopted in the European Institute for Transuranium Elements to the study of basic aspects of the in-pile performance of a wide range of nuclear fuels (e.g. oxides, carbides, nitrides etc. for LWRs and LMFBRs) is described. It consists of an "all in-house activity" of fuel fabrication, careful and very detailed characterisation and post-irradiation examination of fuels at different burn-ups and following different irradiation conditions, parallel laboratory studies under "clean conditions" and supporting theoretical and modelling work. The approach is illustrated with typical examples of results obtained in the past 25 years. Finally, more recent results of basic experiments related to fuel in-pile performance are given.

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Authors: MATZKE H J, JRC Karlsruhe, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-7500 Karlsruhe (DE);BLANK H, JRC Karlsruhe, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-7500 Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Transuranium Elements Today and Tomorrow, Karlsruhe (DE), Oct. 26-27, 1988 Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, No. 166 (1989), pp. 120-131
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34561 ORA
Record Number: 198911068 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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