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Investigations Supporting MOX Fuel Licensing in ESNII Prototype Reactors

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Study of thermodynamic properties of U1-yPuyO2 MOX fuel using classical molecular Monte Carlo simulations

Author(s): Cyrille Takoukam-Takoundjou, Emeric Bourasseau, Véronique Lachet
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 534, 2020, Page(s) 152125, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152125

Extension and application of the TRANSURANUS code to the normal operating conditions of the MYRRHA reactor

Author(s): Magni, A.; Barani, T.; Belloni, F.; Boer, B.; Guizzardi, E.; Pizzocri, D.; Schubert, A.; Van Uffelen, P.; Luzzi, L.
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Design, 386, 2021, ISSN 0029-5493
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2021.111581

Electron polarons and donor point defects in americium dioxide AmO 2

Author(s): Martin Talla Noutack, Michel Freyss, Gérald Jomard, Grégory Geneste
Published in: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 101, 2020, ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher: American Physical Society
DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.101.024108

Changes in voids induced by ion irradiations in UO2: In situ TEM studies

Author(s): C. Onofri, C. Sabathier, G. Carlot, D. Drouan, C. Bachelet, C. Baumier, M. Gérardin, M. Bricout
Published in: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 463, 2020, Page(s) 76-85, ISSN 0168-583X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2019.11.031

Advances on GenIV structural and fuel materials and cross-cutting activities between fission and fusion

Author(s): Lorenzo Malerba; Pietro Agostini; Marjorie Bertolus; Fabienne Delage; Annelise Gallais-During; Christian Grisolia; Karine Liger; Pierre-François Giroux
Published in: "EPJ N - Nuclear Sciences & Technologies, EDP Sciences, 2020, 6, pp.32. ⟨10.1051/epjn/2019021⟩", 6-32, 2020, ISSN 2491-9292
Publisher: EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies
DOI: 10.1051/epjn/2019021

Investigation of the Cs2(Mo,Te)O4 solid solutions and implications on the “Joint-Oxyde-Gaine” system in Fast Neutron Reactors

Author(s): Enrica Epifano, Andrea Volfi, Maas Abbink, Hendrik Nieuwland, Lambert van Eijck, Gilles Wallez, Dipanjan Banerjee, Philippe M. Martin, and Anna L. Smith
Published in: Inorganic Chemistry, 59, 2020, ISSN 0020-1669
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01307

Structural, electronic and energetic properties of uranium–americium mixed oxides ${\rm U}_{1-y}{\rm Am}_y{\rm O}_2$ using DFT$+{U}$ calculations

Author(s): Martin S. Talla Noutack, Gérald Jomard, Michel Freyss, Grégory Geneste
Published in: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 31/48, 2019, Page(s) 485501, ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/ab395e

A new burn-up module for application in fuel performance calculations targeting the helium production rate in (U,Pu)O2 for fast reactors

Author(s): A.Cechet, S.Altieri, T.Barani L.Cognini, S.Lorenzi, A.Magni, D.Pizzocri, L.Luzzi
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 53, 2020, ISSN 1738-5733
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.net.2020.12.001

Assessment of three European fuel performance codes against the SUPERFACT-1 fast reactor irradiation experiment

Author(s): Lelio Luzzi; T. Barani; B. Boer; L. Cognini; A. Del Nevo; M. Lainet; S. Lemehov; A. Magni; V. Marelle; B. Michel; D. Pizzocri; A. Schubert; P. Van Uffelen; M. Bertolus
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol 53, Iss 10, Pp 3367-3378 (2021), 53, 2020, Page(s) 3367-3378, ISSN 1738-5733
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.net.2021.04.010

Modeling intra-granular fission gas bubble evolution and coarsening in uranium dioxide during in-pile transients

Author(s): T. Barani, G. Pastore, A. Magni, D. Pizzocri, P. Van Uffelen, L. Luzzi
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 538, 2020, Page(s) 152195, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152195

On the intra-granular behaviour of a cocktail of inert gases in oxide nuclear fuel: Methodological recommendation for accelerated experimental investigation

Author(s): M.Romano, D.Pizzocri, L.Luzzi
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 54, 2021, ISSN 1738-5733
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.net.2021.11.020

Modeling high burnup structure in oxide fuels for application to fuel performance codes. part I: High burnup structure formation

Author(s): T. Barani; D. Pizzocri; Fabiola Cappia; Lelio Luzzi; Giovanni Pastore; P. Van Uffelen
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 539, 2020, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152296

Modelling of plutonium diffusion in (U,Pu)O2±x mixed oxide

Author(s): P. Chakraborty, C. Guéneau, A. Chartier
Published in: Solid State Ionics, 357, 2020, ISSN 0167-2738
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2020.115503

Modeling high burnup structure in oxide fuels for application to fuel performance codes. Part II: Porosity evolution

Author(s): Tommaso Barani; Davide Pizzocri; Fabiola Cappia; Giovanni Pastore; Lelio Luzzi; Paul Van Uffelen
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 563, 2022, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.153627

Optimization of a new interatomic potential to investigate the thermodynamic properties of hypo-stoichiometric mixed oxide fuel U1−yPuyO2−x

Author(s): C. Takoukam-Takoundjou, E. Bourasseau, M J D. Rushton, and V. Lachet
Published in: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 32, 2020, ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/abace3

A new thermo-desorption laser-heating setup for studying noble gas diffusion and release from materials at high temperatures

Author(s): Denis Horlait, Rémi Faure, Bertrand A. Thomas, Nicolas Devert, Marie-Lyne Amany, Gaëlle Carlot, and Éric Gilabert
Published in: Review of Scientific Instruments, 92, 2021, ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
DOI: 10.1063/5.0068858

Application of the SCIANTIX fission gas behaviour module to the integral pin performance in sodium fast reactor irradiation conditions

Author(s): A. Magni, D. Pizzocri, L. Luzzi, M. Lainet, B. Michel
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 54, 2022, ISSN 1738-5733
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.net.2022.02.003

A new law of heat capacity for UO2, PuO2 and (U,Pu)O2 derived from molecular dynamics simulations and useable in fuel performance codes

Author(s): Didier Bathellier, Marc Lainet, Michel Freyss, Pär Olsson, Emeric Bourasseau
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 549, 2021, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.152877

Modelling of thermal conductivity and melting behaviour of minor actinide-MOX fuels and assessment against experimental and molecular dynamics data

Author(s): A. Magni; Lelio Luzzi; D. Pizzocri; A. Schubert; P. Van Uffelen; A. Del Nevo
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 557, 2021, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.153312

Investigation of the bulk and point defects properties in uranium-plutonium mixed oxides (U,Pu)O2 using DFT+ U : effect of a lowamericium content

Author(s): Martin S. Talla Noutack, Grégory Geneste, Gérald Jomard, and Michel Freyss
Published in: Journal of Applied Physics, 131, 2022, ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
DOI: 10.1063/5.0090000

The effect of oxygen partial pressure on dislocation creep in polycrystalline uranium dioxide

Author(s): Philippe Garcia, Audrey Miard, Thomas Helfer, Jean-Baptiste Parise, Xavière Iltis, Guy Antou
Published in: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, ISSN 0955-2219
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.09.005

Radiation effects in alpha-doped UO2

Author(s): E. De Bona, A. Benedetti, O. Dieste, D. Staicu, T. Wiss, R.J.M. Konings
Published in: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 468, 2020, Page(s) 54-59, ISSN 0168-583X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2020.01.024

First-principles investigation of the bulk properties of americium dioxide and sesquioxides

Author(s): Martin Stéphane, Talla Noutack
Published in: Physical review Materials, 2019, ISSN 2475-9953
Publisher: American Physical Society
DOI: 10.1103/physrevmaterials.3.035001

A model describing intra-granular fission gas behaviour in oxide fuel for advanced engineering tools

Author(s): D. Pizzocri, G. Pastore, T. Barani, A. Magni, L. Luzzi, P. Van Uffelen, S.A. Pitts, A. Alfonsi, J.D. Hales
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 502, 2018, Page(s) 323-330, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.02.024

Helium diffusivity in oxide nuclear fuel: Critical data analysis and new correlations

Author(s): L. Luzzi, L. Cognini, D. Pizzocri, T. Barani, G. Pastore, A. Schubert, T. Wiss, P. Van Uffelen
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Design, 330, 2018, Page(s) 265-271, ISSN 0029-5493
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2018.01.044

Helium solubility in oxide nuclear fuel: Derivation of new correlations for Henry’s constant

Author(s): L. Cognini, D. Pizzocri, T. Barani, P. Van Uffelen, A. Schubert, T. Wiss, L. Luzzi
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Design, 340, 2018, Page(s) 240-244, ISSN 0029-5493
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2018.09.024

Influence of exogenous xenon atoms on the evolution kinetics of extended defects in polycrystalline UO2 using in situ TEM

Author(s): C. Onofri, C. Sabathier, C. Baumier, C. Bachelet, H. Palancher, B. Warot-Fonrose, M. Legros
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 512, 2018, Page(s) 297-306, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.10.025

Electronic Structure Investigation of the Bulk Properties of Uranium–Plutonium Mixed Oxides (U, Pu)O 2

Author(s): Ibrahim Cheik Njifon, Marjorie Bertolus, Roland Hayn, Michel Freyss
Published in: Inorganic Chemistry, 57/17, 2018, Page(s) 10974-10983, ISSN 0020-1669
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01561

Damage characterization of (U,Pu)O2 under irradiation by molecular dynamics simulations

Author(s): Hector Balboa, Laurent Van Brutzel, Alain Chartier, Yann Le Bouar
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 512, 2018, Page(s) 440-449, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.07.056

An effective numerical algorithm for intra-granular fission gas release during non-equilibrium trapping and resolution

Author(s): G. Pastore, D. Pizzocri, C. Rabiti, T. Barani, P. Van Uffelen, L. Luzzi
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 509, 2018, Page(s) 687-699, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.07.030

SCIANTIX: A new open source multi-scale code for fission gas behaviour modelling designed for nuclear fuel performance codes

Author(s): D. Pizzocri, T. Barani, L. Luzzi
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 532, 2020, Page(s) 152042, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152042

New insights into the Cs-Mo-O system: experimental studies of the Cs2MoO4-MoO3 pseudo-binary system

Author(s): Anna Smith
Published in: Thermochimica Acta, 696, 2020, ISSN 0040-6031
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2020.178825

Experimental measurements of Xe and Kr releases from UO2 and determination of their migration mechanisms using a new diffusion model

Author(s): M. Gérardin, E. Gilabert, D. Horlait, M-F. Barthe, G. Carlot
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 556, 2021, ISSN 2352-3409
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107645

Modelling and assessment of thermal conductivity and melting behaviour of MOX fuel for fast reactor applications

Author(s): A. Magni; T. Barani; A. Del Nevo; D. Pizzocri; D. Staicu; P. Van Uffelen; Lelio Luzzi
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 541, 2020, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152410

Towards a physics-based description of intra-granular helium behaviour in oxide fuel for application in fuel performance codes

Author(s): L. Cognini, A. Cechet, T. Barani, D. Pizzocri, P. Van Uffelen, L. Luzzi
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2020, ISSN 1738-5733
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.net.2020.07.009

Molecular dynamics simulations of microstructural evolution of irradiated (U,Pu)O2 studied via simulated XRD patterns

Author(s): Laurent Van Brutzel, Paul Fossati, Alain Chartier
Published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 567, 2022, ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.153834