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An extended experimental irradiation programme in the framework of SPIN (Séparation incinération) for the transmutation of minor actinides is being carried out. As a follow up to SUPERFACTS1's promising results (reported in this publication) new irradiation experiments for homogeneous recycling , where higher burnups will be achieved, are being prepared for both PHENIX and SUPERPHENIX fast reactors. An irradiation will also be carried out in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). Individual targets for heterogeneous recycling have specific in-pile behaviour. A large number of inert matrices, oxide and nitride ceramics and metals, are being tested in PHENIX. Targets containing Am and Np will also be irradiated in a PWR. Modelling efforts have to incorporate the fuel and target in-pile behaviour results from these experiments.

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Authors: CHAUVIN N, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);FAUGÈRE J L, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MORIN C, CEA, CENSaclay, Gif-sur Yvette (FR);BABELOT J F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Topical Conference on the Evaluation of Fuel Cycle for Future Nuclear Systems (Global '95), Versailles (FR), September 11-14, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39447 ORA
Record Number: 199512086 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en