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Part II of this contribution on innovative nuclear fuels deals with the properties of relevance of the different materials suggested to be used in innovative fuels which range from pure actinide fuel such as PuN and AmO(2) to spinel MgAl(2)O(4) and zircon ZrSiO(4) for inert matrix based fuels, etc. The available knowledge on materials research aspects is summarized with emphasis on the physics of radiation damage. It is shown that significant gaps in the present knowledge exist, e.g. for the minor actinide compounds, and suggestions are made to fil these gaps in order to achieve a sufficient database to design and operate suitable innovative fuels in the near future

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Authors: MATZKE H J, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1998 Frederic Joliot Summer School in Reactor Physics, Cadarache (FR), August 17-26th, 1998
Availability: Available from DG XIII as Paper EN 42066 ORA
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