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Abstract

Oxides, carbides and nitrides of uranium and plutonium as ceramic nuclear fuels are subject to radiation damage due to fission and alpha decay of the radioactive actinides. Basic aspects of these two types of damage are discussed together with recent results from ion implantation, Rutherford backscattering and channeling experiments. Fission of U and Pu produces a wide range of fission products, from Br to Nd. Some of these are volatile (Kr, Xe, Br, I, Rb, Cs, Se, Te). Their behaviour is discussed, based on irradiation experience and recent ion implantation work. Emphasis in this respect is placed on UO-2, the most widely used ceramic nuclear fuel in present nuclear reactors.

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Authors: MATZKE HJ JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY), JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: WORLD CONGRESS ON HIGH TECH CERAMICS, MILANO (ITALY), JUNE 23-27, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33024 ORA
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Record Number: 1989125058300 / Last updated on: 1987-11-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en