Argonne National Laboratory
RERTR
Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne
U.S. Department of Energy

Home  :: 1996 International RERTR Meeting Program  :: Related Documents

Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1996 International RERTR Meeting

ALUMINUM-U3Si2 INTERDIFFUSION AND ITS
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGHLY LOADED
FUEL OPERATING AT HIGHER TEMPERATURES AND FISSION RATES

G.L. Hofman, J. Rest, J.L. Snelgrove, and T. Wiencek

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, Il 60493-4841 USA

and

S. Koster van Groos

Cornell University

ABSTRACT

Recent irradiation tests of U3Si-Al dispersion fuel have shown performance limitations of this fuel when high volume fractions of U3Si2 operate at high temperatures and high fission rates. This potential problem is associated with high rates of Al-U3Si2 interdiffusion that may lead to complete consumption of matrix aluminum and the formation of excessive porosity.


PDF version available
DOWNLOAD full paper in PDF format.


Contact:
Dr. Gerard Hofman
Senior Metallurgist
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439 USA

Phone:  (630) 252-6683
Fax:      (630) 252-5161

2016 RERTR Meeting

The 2016 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2016) will take place in Belgium. Stay tuned for further details.

2015 RERTR Meeting

The 2015 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2015) took place in Seoul, Korea on Oct. 11-14, 2015.
For more information visit RERTR-2015.

Links


ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Nuclear Engineering Division, RERTR Department
9700 South Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439-4814
A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC
 

Last modified on July 29, 2008 11:33 +0200