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Abstract

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.

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Authors: RONCHI C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);HALTON D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);SCHEINDLIN M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);STAICU D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);KINOSHITA M, Komae Research Laboratory, CRIEPI (JP)
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
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en