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

Home  :: 2005 International RERTR Meeting Program  :: Related Documents

Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
2005 International RERTR Meeting

MAIN INTERACTIONS IN THE FORMATION ENERGY OF BCC γ(U,Mo) DISORDERED PHASE

Paula R. Alonso,
Departamento de Materiales – Centro Atómico Constituyentes – Comisión Nacional de
Energía Atómica, Avda Gral Paz 1499, San Martín, Buenos Aires, CP 1650,
Argentina
pralonso@cnea.gov.ar,

and

Gerardo H Rubiolo,
Departamento de Materiales – Centro Atómico Constituyentes – Comisión Nacional de
Energía Atómica, Avda Gral Paz 1499, San Martín, Buenos Aires, CP 1650,
Argentina
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, CONICET, Argentina
rubiolo@cnea.gov.ar

ABSTRACT

IN THE AIM OF EMPHASIZING THE ROLE OF BONDING ENERGY BETWEEN ATOMS IN THE DECOMPOSITION OF THE METASTABLE GAMMA PHASE AND THE SOLUBILITY OF THIRD ELEMENTS IN UMO ALLOY, WE DECIDED TO EVALUATE THE THERMODYNAMIC FUNCTIONS OF THE BINARY U-MO AND TERNARY U-MO-X SYSTEMS BY USING FIRST PRINCIPLES CALCULATED TOTAL ENERGIES IN A CLUSTER EXPANSION METHOD. IN THE PRESENT STUDY, WE PERFORMED FIRST-PRINCIPLES ELECTRONIC CALCULATIONS OF 10 TOTALLY RELAXED BCC-BASED ORDERED U-MO STRUCTURES. THEN, WE DECIDED WHICH CLUSTERS SHOULD BE RETAINED IN THE CLUSTER EXPANSION OF THE THERMODYNAMIC FUNCTIONS COMPARING THEIR PERFORMANCE TO REPRODUCE THE EXPERIMENTAL EQUILIBRIUM PHASE DIAGRAM. FINALLY, WE DISCUSSED THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE MULTISITE INTERACTIONS IN THE PROPER DESCRIPTION OF THE ALLOY ENERGETIC. INTERACTION OF THREE BODIES HAS PROVED TO PLAY A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN STABILIZATION OF GAMMA PHASE, GIVING AT THE SAME TIME A USEFUL TOOL FOR PREDICTING TERNARY BEHAVIOR.


PDF version available
DOWNLOAD full paper in PDF format.


Contact:
Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
Technical Director, RERTR Department
Nuclear Engineering Division – 362
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
 
Fax:  +1 630-252-5161

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 11:34 +0200