The Scientific Basis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Abstract: 

Nuclear energy, an essential part of the energy mix, requires an optimal fuel cycle. The fuel materials are studied for their properties and their production, recycling and disposition processes. The first Symposium on The Scientific Basis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle of the European Material Research Society (EMRS) was held at the EMRS 13 Spring Meeting Strasbourg May 27e31, 2013. Symposium E dealt with fuel production, post-irradiation examination, partitioning and recycling, as well as with waste form materials and involved 105 experts from 17 countries. Symposium E included sessions dealing with materials ranging from ores and minerals, concentrates, fresh and irradiated fuels, and, with waste form materials. Macro-properties such as thermo-dynamical, thermo-physical and mechanical as well as micro-structural analysis of these fuel materials are discussed for example comparing properties prior and after irradiation. In addition, all process including production, irradiation, reprocessing, recycling and conditioning are treated in an analytical way.

Authors
Authors: 
POINSSOT C., RONDINELLA Vincenzo, BOSBACH D., DEGUELDRE C., GRIMES Robin W.
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2013
Type

Type:

Appears in Collections
Appears in Collections: 
Institute for Transuranium Elements
Science Areas
JRC Institutes
ITU
Publisher
Publisher: 
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
ISSN
ISSN: 
0149-1970
Citation
Citation: 
PROGRESS IN NUCLEAR ENERGY p. 3-4 vol. 72