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A simulated high burnup nuclear fuel (SIMFUEL) has been developed and tested. The primary aim was to investigate krypton and xenon gas diffusion at high burnup using ion-implantation techniques and to compare the results with those for low burnup and fresh fuel. Other applications have developed such as the study of thermal conductivity and of leaching rates. Because SIMFUEL is not radioactive, it eliminates the need for hot cell work and is easier to transport. Manufacturing and characterisation techniques are described, together with typical uses for SIMFUEL.

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Authors: VERRALL R A ET AL., AECL Research, Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, Ontario (CA);MATZKE H-J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);PALMER B J F, Sherritt Gordon, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (CA)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Canadian Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Toronto (CA), June 3-6, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35324 ORA
Record Number: 199011751 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en