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The observation is reported of a rim-type structure with small sub-grains in an advanced plutonium-uranium carbide (U(0.8)Pu(0.2))C fuel pin, which had been irradiated in the Dounreay Fast Reactor to a burn up of 8.3 % FIMA. This type of structure has previously been reported in high burn-up light water reactor (LWR) UO(2) and MOX fuels.

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Authors: RAY I L F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);MATZKE H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Material (1997)
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