Oxygen potentials of homogenous (Pu0.2U0.8)O2-x and (Am0.02Pu0.30Np0.02U0.66)O2-x which have been developed as fuels for fast breeder reactors were measured at temperatures of 1473-1623 K by a gas equilibrium method using an (Ar, H2, H2O) gas mixture. The measured oxygen potentials of (Pu0.2U0.8)O2-x were about 25 kJ mol-1 lower than those of (Pu0.3U0.7)O2-x measured previously and were consistent with the values calculated by Besmann and Lindemer's model. The measured oxygen potentials of (Am0.02Pu0.30Np0.02U0.66)O2-x were slightly higher than those of MOX without minor actinides. No fuel-cladding chemical interaction is affected significantly by adding their minor actinides.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering