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Abstract

Transmutation and incineration is one of the several options being considered for the handling of actinides following their separation from spent nuclear fuel. The fabrication processes for such irradiation targets should be compatible with automation and remote handling to minimize operator intervention. Furthermore, radioactive dust production should be negligible. Sol-gel and infiltration of radioactive materials are two methods meeting these requirements. The sol-gel process has been used to prepare pellets and the INRAM technique for spinal pellets containing 10% Am and 3% Pu. The fabrication routes and the characteristics of the products obtained are described and compared

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Authors: FERNANDEZ A, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);RICHTER K, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);CLOSSET J C, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);FOUCADET S, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);FUCHS C, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);BABELOT J F, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);VOET R, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);SOMERS J, 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: 199911092 / Last updated on: 1999-08-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en