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The fuel of today's nuclear electricity producing power stations are the ceramics UO(2) and the so-called mixed oxide, or MOX, I.e. (U, Pu)O(2). For transmutations of the radiotoxic, long living actinides Np, Am and Cm, so-called inert matrices are investigated.

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Authors: MATZKE H, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 9th Cimtec-World Forum on New Materials, Karlsruhe (DE), (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911089 / Last updated on: 1999-08-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en