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2007 International RERTR Meeting

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 M,
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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