Energy Research Journal

Radiation and Thermal Effects in Experimental High Dense Metal Fuel Elements for Advanced LMFR

Golovchenko Yulian

DOI : 10.3844/erjsp.2013.8.14

Energy Research Journal

Volume 4, Issue 1

Pages 8-14


Known disadvantages of high-dense α-U metal fuel (intense radiation growth and radiation swelling, poor compatibility with steel claddings) can be reduced to the minimum by "constructive" approaches based on mechanical restraint of radiation growth and swelling and also on application of protective layers on fuel columns and claddings. Effectiveness of these methods has been confirmed during irradiation of full-sized fuel pins with high-dense metal fuel (γeff3) in the BOR-60 and BN-350 reactors.


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