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The Experimental Feasibility of Targets for Transmutation (EFTTRA) collaboration was launched in 1992 with the aim of performing joint experiments for the study of materials for transmutation. Irradiations have started in parallel in the Phenix fast reactor in France and in the high flux thermal reactor (HFR) in the Netherlands. One of these experiments, concerning technetium and iodine, has been completed: post-irradiation examinations of the Tc metallic samples were performed and a summary of the last results has been presented. The other on-going EFTTRA experiments are described, with a report on the application of fabrication methods for matrices with up to 10 % americium content. Finally, some considerations on the strategies for americium are given.

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Authors: BABELOT J F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);CONRAD R, JRC Petten (NL);GRUPPELAAR H, ECN, Nuclear Energy, Petten (NL);MÜHLING G, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE);SALVATORES M, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);VAMBENEPE G, EDF, SEPTEN, Villeurbanne (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 4th NEA International Information Exchange Meeting, Mito (JP), September 11-13, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40011 ORA
Record Number: 199611465 / Last updated on: 1997-01-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en