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Title: Experimental oxygen potentials of U 1-yPr yO 2± x and thermodynamic assessment of the U-Pr-O system

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to determine the oxygen potentials of fluorite urania-praseodymia (U 1-yPr yO 2± x) solid solutions for y = 0.10 and 0.20 between 1000 and 1500 °C. A thermodynamic assessment of U-Pr-O system was performed using the CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams) method. Furthermore, the models well reproduce the TGA measurements and the computed phase relations are in good agreement with those proposed from an X-ray diffraction investigation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 470; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; UO2± x; uranium; praseodymium; oxygen; compound energy formalism; CALPHAD; oxygen potential; phase equilibria
OSTI Identifier:
1237148
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1396641