Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
Progress on RERTR activities in ARGENTINA
Balart S, Calzetta O,
Cristini P, Garcés J, Gonzalez A.G, Hermida JD, Mirandou
Novara O, Taboada, H
Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica
Avenida Libertador 8250-(1429) Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
Since last RERTR meeting, several tasks involving RERTR activities continued deploying in Argentina: through an agreement between CNEA and US-DoE final steps in the RA-6 reactor core conversion from HEU to LEU are taking place; by means of a return campaign of 42 US origin SNF in the frame of the US-SNF FRR program; an effective minimization of HEU inventory is close to be accomplished; development of a LEU dispersed U-Mo fuel prototype, to be irradiated in a high flux reactor in the frame of the ARG/4/092 IAEA's Technical Cooperation project is progressing; very high density monolithic U-Mo miniplates and plates using MEU and LEU fuel with Zry-4 cladding were developed to be irradiated as a part of the RERTR program irradiation experiment; atomistic modeling prediction (BFS techniques and first principles) enabled to find some trends on the interaction phases; diffusion couples tests under X-ray synchrotron analysis allowed the characterization of several phases involving U-Mo(-Zr) / Al(-Si); finally CNEA continued spreading high quality LEU technology for fission RI production by means of agreements with different producers interested on HEU-LEU conversion.
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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
Technical Director, RERTR Department
Nuclear Engineering Division – 362
Argonne National Laboratory
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Argonne, IL 60439
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