|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials and Fuels for the Current and Advanced Nuclear Reactors VII
||Microstructural Characterization of U-Mo Fuel Plates Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor: Recent Observations
||Dennis D Keiser, Jan-Fong Jue, Brandon Miller, Jian Gan, Adam Robinson, James Madden
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
As part of an effort to develop low enriched U-Mo fuels for application in research and test reactors, the Materials Management and Minimization Reactor Conversion (MMMRC) Program has fabricated and irradiated different U-Mo fuel plates in the Advanced Test Reactor located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Subsequently, these fuel plates have been characterized using a variety of techniques including optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Quantitative analysis of generated images has been performed using developed image analysis techniques. This presentation will highlight some recent observations that have been made as a result of these analyses. This information is critical for improving understanding of a variety of different U-Mo irradiation phenomena, including recrystallization, fission gas bubble development, phase development, and swelling.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume