Overview of past and current activities on fuels for fast reactors at the Institute for Transuranium Elements
Nuclear energy has the potential to provide a secure and sustainable electricity supply at a competitive price and to make a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The renewal of interest in fast neutron spectra reactors to meet more ambitious sustainable development criteria (i.e., resource maximisation and waste minimisation), opens a favourable framework for R&D activities in this area. The Institute for Transuranium Elements has extensive experience in the fabrication, characterization and irradiation testing (Phénix, Dounreay, Rapsodie) of fast reactor fuels, in oxide, nitride and carbide forms. An overview of these past and current activities on fast reactor fuels is presented.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 392, Issue 2, July 2009, Pages 133-138
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Record Number: 201010057 / Last updated on: 2010-01-13
Original language: en
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