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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Thermodynamics of Materials in Extreme Environments
Presentation Title Calorimetric Determination of Melting Point Temperatures, Heat Capacities, and Heats of Fusion of Binary NaCl−UCl3 and MgCl2 − UCl3 Systems
Author(s) Vitaliy G. Goncharov, Xiaofeng Guo, Jason Lonergan, Kyle Makovsky, Bruce McNamara
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Vitaliy G. Goncharov
Abstract Scope NaCl−UCl3 and MgCl2 − UCl3 binary molten salt systems have been proposed as major components for Generation IV (Gen IV) chloride molten salt reactor (MSR) fuels. However, uncertainty remains in several key thermophysical and thermochemical properties of these systems due to limited number of measurements and concerns over purities of the examined samples. In this work, we report calorimetric efforts aimed in examining the melting point temperatures (Mp), isobaric heat capacities (Cp, 25 °C to 800 °C), and heats of fusion (ΔHfus) of high purity ultra-dry NaCl− UCl3 and MgCl2 − UCl3 binary systems with compositions of UCl3 = 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 mol. %. Mp, Cp, and ΔHfus, are assessed in context of previously published data and updated thermophysical parameters are proposed for optimizations of NaCl − MgCl2 − UCl3 phase diagram.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided


Addressing the Thermodynamic Behavior of Volatile Fission Products in Fluoride Salt-Fueled Molten Salt Reactors: Behavior of Cesium and Iodine
Calorimetric Determination of Melting Point Temperatures, Heat Capacities, and Heats of Fusion of Binary NaCl−UCl3 and MgCl2 − UCl3 Systems
Density, Volatility, and Viscosity of Molten Sodium and Potassium Chloride Salts
Design of High Melting Point Materials via Deep Learning and First Principles
Effect of Desulfurizer on Hot Metal Pretreatment
Enthalpy of Mixing of LaCl3 − LiCl:KCl Pseudo Binary Molten Salt System
High Temperature Boron, Lithium, Iron, and Nickel Aqueous Thermochemistry for Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactors
Investigation of the Thermodynamics of Intermetallic Materials in the Simulation of Synthesis in the Ti-Al system
Measuring Interfacial Thermodynamics from High Temperature In situ TEM Based Bicrystals Tested under Mechanical Load
Melting Point, Enthalpy of Fusion, and Excess Heat Capacity of a FLiNaK Determined by the CALPHAD Method
Persistence of Materials Under Extreme Conditions
Phase Diagrams of Metal-Nitrogen Compounds at High Pressure and High Temperature
Predictive Modeling of Complex Liquids with Uncertainty Quantification by Open-Source Tools: Illustrated with Thermodynamic Properties of Molten Salts
The Thermochemical Stability of Rare Earth Oxides and Silicates for Thermal/Environmental Barrier Coating Applications
There is More to Heat Capacity Measurements than Calculating Entropy
Thermo-mechanical Property Prediction of Materials Using a Python Based Interface with Quantum Espresso
Thermodynamic Database Development with a Focus on Corrosion in Potential Nuclear Reactor Molten Salt Systems
Thermodynamic Modelling and Experimental Investigation of LiCl-NaCl-UCl3 and KCl-NaCl-UCl3 Systems
Thermophysical Properties of Key Binary Salt Systems using High-Sensitivity Twin Calvet Drop Calorimetry for Next Generation Molten Salt Reactors

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