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Evaluation of the characteristics of high burnup and high plutonium content mixed oxide (MOX) fuel

Abstract

Two kinds of MOX fuel irradiation tests, i.e., MOX irradiation test up to high burnup and MOX having high plutonium content irradiation test, have been performed from JFY 2007 for five years in order to establish technical data concerning MOX fuel behavior during irradiation, which shall be needed in safety regulation of MOX fuel with high reliability. The high burnup MOX irradiation test consists of irradiation extension and post irradiation examination (PIE). The activities done in JFY 2011 are destructive post irradiation examination (D-PIE) such as EPMA and SIMS at CEA (Commissariat a l'Enegie Atomique) facility. Cadarache and PIE data analysis. In the frame of irradiation test of high plutonium content MOX fuel programme, MOX fuel rods with about 14wt % Pu content are being irradiated at BR-2 reactor and corresponding PIE is also being done at PIE facility (SCK/CEN: Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude l'Energie Nucleaire) in Belgium. The activities done in JFY 2011 are non-destructive post irradiation examination (ND-PIE) and D-PIE and PIE data analysis. In this report the results of EPMA and SIMS with high burnup irradiation test and the result of gamma spectrometry measurement which can give FP gas release rate are reported. (author)
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2012
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
JNES-RE-2012-0001
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 5 figs., 5 tabs.; Related Information: In: Annual safety research report, JFY 2011| Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Tokyo (Japan)| 604 p.
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; BURNUP; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; ION MICROPROBE ANALYSIS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; NUCLEAR FUEL RECOVERY AND RECYCLING CENTER; PLUTONIUM; POST-IRRADIATION EXAMINATION; SAFETY ANALYSIS; SAFETY REPORTS
OSTI ID:
22321041
Research Organizations:
Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Nuclear Energy System Safety Division, Tokyo (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: JP1500841027243
Availability:
Available from the Internet at URL http://www.nsr.go.jp/archive/jnes/content/000123375.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 49-58
Announcement Date:
Apr 07, 2015

Citation Formats

None. Evaluation of the characteristics of high burnup and high plutonium content mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. Japan: N. p., 2012. Web.
None. Evaluation of the characteristics of high burnup and high plutonium content mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. Japan.
None. 2012. "Evaluation of the characteristics of high burnup and high plutonium content mixed oxide (MOX) fuel." Japan.
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title = {Evaluation of the characteristics of high burnup and high plutonium content mixed oxide (MOX) fuel}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {Two kinds of MOX fuel irradiation tests, i.e., MOX irradiation test up to high burnup and MOX having high plutonium content irradiation test, have been performed from JFY 2007 for five years in order to establish technical data concerning MOX fuel behavior during irradiation, which shall be needed in safety regulation of MOX fuel with high reliability. The high burnup MOX irradiation test consists of irradiation extension and post irradiation examination (PIE). The activities done in JFY 2011 are destructive post irradiation examination (D-PIE) such as EPMA and SIMS at CEA (Commissariat a l'Enegie Atomique) facility. Cadarache and PIE data analysis. In the frame of irradiation test of high plutonium content MOX fuel programme, MOX fuel rods with about 14wt % Pu content are being irradiated at BR-2 reactor and corresponding PIE is also being done at PIE facility (SCK/CEN: Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude l'Energie Nucleaire) in Belgium. The activities done in JFY 2011 are non-destructive post irradiation examination (ND-PIE) and D-PIE and PIE data analysis. In this report the results of EPMA and SIMS with high burnup irradiation test and the result of gamma spectrometry measurement which can give FP gas release rate are reported. (author)}
place = {Japan}
year = {2012}
month = {Aug}
}