EFTTRA irradiation experiments for the development of fuels and targets for the transmutation
The EFTTRA collaboration (Experimental Feasibility of Targets for Transmutation) was launched in 1992 with the aim of organizing joint experiments for the study of materials for transmutation. Irradiations have started in parallel in the Phénix 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 results 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.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 4th NEA P&T International Exchange Meeting, Mito (JP), September 11-13, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40252 ORA
Record Number: 199710028 / Last updated on: 1997-02-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en