The thermal diffusivity of uranium dioxide and MOX up to 100 000 MWd/t
A study of the effect of burnup on the thermal conductivity, lambda, of LWR fuel was started in 1997 at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The objective is to investigate the deterioration of the heat transport performance of oxide fuels at burnups up to 100 000 MWd/t. Different fuels were investigated in conjunction with samples irradiated in capsules under established temperature and burnup conditions; these latter were provided by the international CRIEPI/ High-Burnup Rim Project. This short paper summarises the results of the study.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Nuclear Society Organised by: American Nuclear Society Held at: Hollywood (US), 9-13 June 2002
Record Number: 200214570 / Last updated on: 2002-04-04
Original language: en
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