AFCI Fuel Irradiation Test Plan, Test Specimens AFC-1Æ and AFC-1F

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The U. S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) seeks to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to transmute the long-lived transuranic actinide isotopes contained in spent nuclear fuel into shorter-lived fission products, thereby dramatically decreasing the volume of material requiring disposition and the long-term radiotoxicity and heat load of high-level waste sent to a geologic repository (DOE, 2003). One important component of the technology development is actinide-bearing transmutation fuel forms containing plutonium, neptunium, americium (and possibly curium) isotopes. There are little irradiation performance data available on non-fertile fuel forms, which would maximize the destruction rate of plutonium, and low-fertile (i.e., ... continued below

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Crawford, D. C.; Hayes, S. L.; Hilton, B. A.; Meyer, M. K.; Ambrosek, R. G.; Chang, G. S. et al. November 1, 2003.

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The U. S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) seeks to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to transmute the long-lived transuranic actinide isotopes contained in spent nuclear fuel into shorter-lived fission products, thereby dramatically decreasing the volume of material requiring disposition and the long-term radiotoxicity and heat load of high-level waste sent to a geologic repository (DOE, 2003). One important component of the technology development is actinide-bearing transmutation fuel forms containing plutonium, neptunium, americium (and possibly curium) isotopes. There are little irradiation performance data available on non-fertile fuel forms, which would maximize the destruction rate of plutonium, and low-fertile (i.e., uranium-bearing) fuel forms, which would support a sustainable nuclear energy option. Initial scoping level irradiation tests on a variety of candidate fuel forms are needed to establish a transmutation fuel form design and evaluate deployment of transmutation fuels.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-03-01362
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/910603 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910603
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Crawford, D. C.; Hayes, S. L.; Hilton, B. A.; Meyer, M. K.; Ambrosek, R. G.; Chang, G. S. et al. AFCI Fuel Irradiation Test Plan, Test Specimens AFC-1Æ and AFC-1F, report, November 1, 2003; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891188/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.