On the efficiency of diffusion barrier coating on U-mo fuel particles in dispersion fuels

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  • Argonne National Laboratory


The interaction layers (ILs) observed in the SELENIUM plates show irregular appearance and an abrupt growth at the regions with a fission rate ≥ 7x1014 fissions/cm3/s. The formation and growth mechanism of the IL in coated particles was investigated by applying the radiation enhanced diffusion model used for understanding ion beam mixing. IL thickness and volume fraction were calculated using the IL growth correlation for U- Mo/Al dispersion fuels with a pure Al matrix, which is expressed as a function of fission rate and temperature. The calculation results suggest that the IL in coated particles started to form from the beginning of the irradiation and its accelerated growth at high fission rate regions is a temperature effect.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Research Reactor Conference (RRFM) 2016 : conference proceedings
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherENS - European Nuclear Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789295064256
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
Event2016 - RRFM - European Research Reactor Conference - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Mar 201617 Mar 2016


Conference2016 - RRFM - European Research Reactor Conference


  • Aluminium, Diffusion barrier, Diffusion coatings, Dispersion nuclear fuels, Fission, Fuel particles, Fuel plates, Ion beams, Irradiation, Temperature depence, Thickness, Urianium-molybdenum fuels

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