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Abstract

An advanced process has been developed on a laboratory scale at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) for the fabrication of transmutation fuels and targets. The process consists of the fabrication of highly porous beads using a sol-gel method, their infiltration by a nitrate solution of the relevant actinide, and calcination, compaction, and sintering to give the final product pellets. This work presents the results obtained in the qualification of this process whereby dense partially-yttria-stabilised zirconia pellets with high contents of cerium and plutonium have been fabricated.

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Authors: FERNANDEZ A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);HAAS D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);KONINGS R J M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);SOMERS J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol.85, No.3, (March 2002), pp.694-696
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, or may be purchased online by nonsubscribers, at: http://www.ceramicjournal.org/issues/v85n3/abs/7555.html
Record Number: 200214817 / Last updated on: 2002-06-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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