Microstructural analysis of irradiated atomized U(Mo) dispersion fuel in an Al matrix with Si addition.

Ann Leenaers, Sven Van den Berghe, S. Dubois, J. Noirot, M. Ripert, P. Lemoine

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    In the framework of the IRIS-3 irradiation program, a full size, flat plate containing atomised U(Mo) dispersion fuel in a aluminum matrix with addition of silicon, has been irradiated in the OSIRIS reactor. The microstructural analyses of the irradiated fuel from this project was performed at the hot laboratory (LHMA) of SCK•CEN in Mol, Belgium. The obtained optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis results provide further insight in the effect of adding silicon to the aluminum matrix.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRRFM 2008 Transactions
    Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
    StatePublished - 4 Mar 2008
    Event2008 - RRFM - Research Reactor Fuel Management: 12th ENS Topical Meeting - ENS, Hamburg
    Duration: 1 Mar 20086 Mar 2008


    Conference2008 - RRFM - Research Reactor Fuel Management

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