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Abstract

There has always been a synergetic relationship between electron probe analysis and the nuclear power industry. Both were born in the fifties. And in the sixties EPMA and the civil use of nuclear power developed side by side. This was no coincidence. The small volume of material analyzed and the ease of quantification made EPMA the ideal analytical tool with which to study the chemical behaviour of fission products in nuclear fuel. Today EPMA is helping to maintain the high safety standards of the nuclear industry by providing fundamental information about the behaviour of nuclear fuel under extreme irradiation conditions and about the performance of new fuels designed for the in-pile incineration of nuclear waste.

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Authors: WALKER C, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 15th International Congress on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis, Antwerp (BE), 24-27 August 1998
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911091 / Last updated on: 1999-08-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en