Fifty Years of Nuclear Fuel Qualification at SCK.CEN

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Nuclear fuel qualification implies a wide range of experimental and theoretical studies throughout the different stages of the generic fuel development and qualification process. Throughout its history, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN has been involved in the wide variety of research topics required by the different qualification stages of nuclear fuels. Both UO2 and MOX light water reactor (LWR) fuels have been addressed right from the start of the research centre. In the last decade, more elaborated research on research reactor (RR) fuel is being implemented as well. The paper provides an overview of the various fuel research and development efforts undertaken and key fuel behaviour phenomena assessed by the SCK•CEN within its fifty years of existence.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENC2012 Transactions
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
EventEuropean Nuclear Conference (ENC2012) - invited paper see - European Nuclear Society (ENS), Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Dec 201212 Dec 2012


ConferenceEuropean Nuclear Conference (ENC2012) - invited paper see
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Nuclear Fuel, Light Water Reactors, Material Test Reactors, Qualification

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