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Abstract

The high burnup rim project (HBRP) is an international project to study the rim structure observed at the peripheral region of high burnup UO(2) fuel. The mission is to identify the conditions of rim structure formation, especially on burnup and temperature, and to investigate material properties and characteristics following the restructuring. The targeted highest burnup is 100 MWd/kgU. Fuel discs of 5 mm diameter were sandwiched between molybdenum discs and assembled in a gas flow rig of IFA-601. The irradiation temperatures were monitored by thermocouples attached to the Mo discs and were kept nearly constant at 4 levels between the target temperatures of 450 and 1200 C.

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Authors: KINOSHITA M, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (JP);KITAJIMA S, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (JP);KAMEYAMA T, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (JP);MATSUMARA T, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (JP);KOLSTAD E, Institutt for Energiteknikk, Halden (NO);MATZKE H J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1997 International Topical Meeting on Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance, Portland (US), March 2-6, 1997
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40456 ORA
Record Number: 199710528 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en