Oxygen potentials of mixed oxide fuels for fast reactors

M. Kato, T. Tamura, K. Konashi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume385
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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