Physics of Americium transmutation
2012 (English)In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1738-5733, Vol. 44, no 2, 199-206 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using fast neutron Generation IV reactors, recycling of americium and curium may become feasible. The detrimental impact of americium on safety parameters has recently been quantified in terms of a power penalty for surviving a given set of transients in sodium fast reactors. In the present paper, a review of the physical reasons for the adverse effect of americium is provided, and different Gen-IV technologies are assessed with respect to their capability of hosting americium in the fuel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 44, no 2, 199-206 p.
Transmutation, Americium, Fast Reactors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93937DOI: 10.5516/NET.01.2012.505ISI: 000302386300007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864432226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93937DiVA: diva2:524826
QC 201205042012-05-042012-05-032012-05-04Bibliographically approved