Innovative MOX fuels: Advanced MIMAS (U,Pu)O2 MOX and (Th,Pu)O2 MOX

Thomas Cardinaels, Marc Verwerft, Didier Haas, Joseph Somers, Grégoire Toury

    Research outputpeer-review

    1 Scopus citations


    SCK•CEN has a long standing history with the testing of uranium-plutonium MOX fuel, both for Light Water Reactor (LWR) and Fast Reactor (FR) applications. ITU is renowned for its highly advanced lab-scale fuel fabrication expertise where novel ideas on improving technology or production of dedicated "exotic" fuels can be realised. SCK-CEN and ITU have performed several fuel R&D projects on innovative MOX fuels. In the framework of these projects, fuels and fuel pins were designed, manufactured and irradiated under representative Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) conditions. In this paper, results obtained on thorium-plutonium and uranium-plutonium MOX fuels are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 LWR Fuel Performance Meeting/Top Fuel/WRFPM
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2010
    Event2010 LWR Fuel Performance Meeting/Top Fuel/WRFPM - Orlando
    Duration: 26 Sep 201029 Sep 2010

    Publication series

    NameLWR Fuel Performance Meeting/Top Fuel/WRFPM 2010


    Conference2010 LWR Fuel Performance Meeting/Top Fuel/WRFPM
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Fuel Technology

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