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Physics of Americium transmutation
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Reactor Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6082-8913
2012 (English)In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1738-5733, Vol. 44, no 2, 199-206 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2012. Vol. 44, no 2, 199-206 p.
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Transmutation, Americium, Fast Reactors
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93937DOI: 10.5516/NET.01.2012.505ISI: 000302386300007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864432226OAI: diva2:524826
QC 20120504Available from: 2012-05-04 Created: 2012-05-03 Last updated: 2012-05-04Bibliographically approved

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