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Title: Design and Status of RERTR Irradiation Tests in the Advanced Test Reactor

Irradiation testing of U-Mo based fuels is the central component of the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program fuel qualification plan. Several RERTR tests have recently been completed or are planned for irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID. Four mini-plate experiments in various stages of completion are described in detail, including the irradiation test design, objectives, and irradiation conditions. Observations made during and after the in-reactor RERTR-7A experiment breach are summarized. The irradiation experiment design and planned irradiation conditions for full-size plate test are described. Progress toward element testing will be reviewed.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
924492
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-06-11886
TRN: US0802895
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: RERTR 2006 International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors,Cape Town, South Africa,10/26/2006,11/06/2006
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DESIGN; IRRADIATION; PLATES; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; TEST REACTORS; TESTING ATR; RERTR