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Institute for Transuranium Elements: Annual Report 1994

The Institute for Transuranium Elements has published its annual report for 1994. This provides an account of the activities performed, and the progress achieved, in the various scientific and technical disciplines covered by the Institute.

The report covers the following are...
The Institute for Transuranium Elements has published its annual report for 1994. This provides an account of the activities performed, and the progress achieved, in the various scientific and technical disciplines covered by the Institute.

The report covers the following areas:

- Safety of actinides in the nuclear fuel cycle;
- Fuel behaviour under accident conditions;
- Characterization of nuclear waste forms;
- Actinide research;
- Exploratory research in the areas of:
. Aerosol agglomeration studies with ultrasonic and infrasound waves;
. Study of magnetic anisotropy of rare earth-transition metal magnets;
. Alternative fuel cycles;
. Partitioning of actinides from molten salt media;
. Property studies with uranium-aluminium cermets;
. Two-dimensional heat transfer mapping;
. Feasibility of manufacturing a new high-density fuel for Material Test Reactors.
- Scientific and technical support to Community policies (including the setting-up of a laboratory for the analysis of radioisotope traces for the identification of nuclear activities (ARTINA));
- Work for third parties in the areas of:
. Alpha-radio immunotherapy;
. Fabrication of minor actinide bearing multi-component alloys as targets for transmutation;
. Assessment of spent fuel behaviour under interim dry storage;
. Examination of commercial high burn-up fuel and fuel cladding performance;
. Electron microscope investigations on irradiated zircaloy cladding materials.
- Scientific infrastructure, including guest scientists, visitors and training opportunities.
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