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Spinel (MgAl(2)O(4)) is one of a number of materials currently being considered as an inert carrier material for the transmutation and incineration of actinides and fission products in nuclear reactors. The development of an advanced fabrication route, based on the infiltration of radioactive solutions into porous media, for the production of such highly radioactive targets, can be achieved by preparing spinel in the form of porous dust-free beads, which can then be pressed and sintered to yield high density pellets. In these investigations, porous spinel beads have been fabricated by a hybrid sol-gel droplet to particle conversion method, and the effect of a number of process parameters on the material properties investigated.

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Authors: FERNÁNDEZ A, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);RICHTER K, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);SOMERS J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: CIMTEC 98, World Congress on Ceramics, Firenze (IT), 14-19 June 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41390 ORA
Record Number: 199810780 / Last updated on: 1998-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en