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Title: Free Energy and Heat Capacity

Free energy and heat capacity of actinide elements and compounds are important properties for the evaluation of the safety and reliable performance of nuclear fuel. They are essential inputs for models that describe complex phenomena that govern the behaviour of actinide compounds during nuclear fuel fabrication and irradiation. This chapter introduces various experimental methods to measure free energy and heat capacity to serve as inputs for models and to validate computer simulations. This is followed by a discussion of computer simulation of these properties, and recent simulations of thermophysical properties of nuclear fuel are briefly reviewed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327180
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-97898
KC0201020
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: State of the Art Report on Multiscale Modeling of Nuclear Fuels, NEA/NSC/R/(2015)5:197-208
Publisher:
S Massara; OECD Publishing, Paris, Fr.
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
free energy; heat capacity; fuel; modeling