Behaviour of fission gas in the rim region of high burn-up UO(2) fuel pellets: results of an XRF investigation
A review has been made of the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) results for the High Burn-up Effects Programme (HBEP) fuel sections with burn-ups higher than 55 GWd/tU. The data set is unique because it includes the only known XRF data on high burn-up fuel. The value of the data set is further increased by the fact that it is unlikely that new data will be added in the near future since no nuclear research facility in the world presently has the XRF technique. It is to be noted that the EPMA was performed by J.H. Pearce and C. Taylor at the UKAEA's Northern Laboratories at Windscale, and that J.F.W. Thompson and A.W. Bell also of the UKAEA's Northern Research Laboratories obtained the fuel ceramography results which were an important aid to the interpretation of the XRF and EPMA data in the HBEP reports.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials
Record Number: 199810491 / Last updated on: 1998-05-05
Original language: en
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