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2004 International RERTR Meeting

POST-IRRADIATION ANALYSIS OF LOW ENRICHED U-Mo/A1 DISPERSIONS FUEL MINIPLATE TESTS, RERTR 4 & 5

G.L. Hofman, M.R. Finlay and Y.S. Kim


Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Division Argonne, Illinois 60439


ABSTRACT
 

Interpretation of the post irradiation data of U-Mo/A1 dispersion fuel mini plates irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor to a maximum U-235 burn up of 80% are presented. The analyses addresses fuel swelling and porosity formation as these fuel performance issues relate to fuel fabrication and irradiation parameters. Specifically, mechanisms involved in the formation of porosity observed in the U-Mo/A1 interaction phase are discussed and, means of mitigating or eliminating this irradiation phenomenon are offered.


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