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Part I of this contribution on innovative nuclear fuels gives a summary of current developments and problems of todays fuels, ie enriched UO(2) and UO(2) with a few % of PuO(2) (MOX fuel) or Gd(2)o(3). The problems and property changes caused by high burnups are discussed.

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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 42065 ORA
Record Number: 199910323 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en