A review of compatibility of IFR fuel and austenitic stainless steel

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Interdiffusion experiments have been conducted to investigate the compatibility of various austenitic stainless steels with U-Pu-Zr alloys, which are alloys to be employed as fuel for the Integral Fast Reactor being developed by Argonne National Laboratory. These tests have also studied the compatibility of austenitic stainless steels with fission products, like the minor actinides (Np and Am) and lanthanides (Ce and Nd), that are generated during the fission process in an IFR. This paper compares the results of these investigations in the context of fuel-cladding compatibility in IFR fuel elements, specifically focusing on the relative Interdiffusion behavior of the components ... continued below

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Keiser, D.D. Jr. November 1, 1996.

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Interdiffusion experiments have been conducted to investigate the compatibility of various austenitic stainless steels with U-Pu-Zr alloys, which are alloys to be employed as fuel for the Integral Fast Reactor being developed by Argonne National Laboratory. These tests have also studied the compatibility of austenitic stainless steels with fission products, like the minor actinides (Np and Am) and lanthanides (Ce and Nd), that are generated during the fission process in an IFR. This paper compares the results of these investigations in the context of fuel-cladding compatibility in IFR fuel elements, specifically focusing on the relative Interdiffusion behavior of the components and the types of phases that develop based on binary phase diagrams. Results of Interdiffusion tests are assessed in the light of observations derived from post-test examinations of actual irradiated fuel elements.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000549

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  • Other: DE97000549
  • Report No.: ANL/FE/PP--83153
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/399724 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 399724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683120

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Keiser, D.D. Jr. A review of compatibility of IFR fuel and austenitic stainless steel, report, November 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683120/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.