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The experimental feasibility of targets for transmutation (EFTTRA) European collaboration, started in 1992, analyses material problems related to the possibility of transmuting long-lived radioactive nuclides. One of the EFTTRA activities concerns the development of targets for the transmutation of americium in a matrix (heterogeneous cycle). The irradiation in the high flux reactor (HFR) of a sample of americium oxide embedded in a spinel matrix, the EFTTRA-T4 experiment, containing 11.2% weight of Am-241, started in September 1996.

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Authors: BABELOT J-F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);CONRAD R, JRC Petten (NL);KONINGS R J M, Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN, 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: Actinides '97, Baden-Baden (DE), 21-26 September 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41108 ORA
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