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2000 International RERTR Meeting

Basic Properties Of Fuel Determining Its Behavior Under Irradiation

I.I. Konovalov
Bochvar Institute, VNIINM
Moscow, Russia

The theoretical model describing a swelling of nuclear fuel at low irradiation temperatures is considered. The critical physical parameters of substances determining behavior of point defects, gas fission atoms, dislocation density, nucleation and growth of gas-contained pores are determined. The correlation between meanings of critical parameters and physical properties of substance is offered. The accounts of swelling of various dense fuels with reference to work in conditions of research reactors are given.

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