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Rods of UPuZr alloy containing 5% minor actinides, 2% minor actinides and 2% rare-earth elements, and 5% minor actinides and 5% rare-earth elements have been fabricated by casting in yttria molds. Parts of the ingots were cut off for quantitative analysis and the rods characterized to the required extent, which included measurement of length, weight, diameter, and bending. For selected samples, metallographic study was carried out to examine the dispersion of the various phases contained in the alloy. Finally, the rods were encapsulated in stainless steel pin with the UPuZr reference after sodium bonding for the irradiation study.

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Authors: KURATA M ET AL, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (JP);BETT I M ET AL, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);SPIRLET J C, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Global '97 International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Yokohama (JP), October 5-10, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41086 ORA
Record Number: 199810063 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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