Development of materials for advanced nuclear fuel cycle applications

Authors
Scott, Spencer M.
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Lian, Jie
Ji, Wei
Liu, Li (Emily)
Lewis, Daniel
Issue Date
2017-12
Keywords
Nuclear engineering and science
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Material limitations are the most significant obstacles to the implementation of advanced nuclear fuel cycles. These limitations occur throughout the nuclear cycle and include key components of the fuel cycle such as the thermal performance and phase stability of reactor fuels, the capacity for radionuclides to be separated from waste streams, and the suitability of waste forms materials to sequester the most volatile radionuclides present in spent nuclear fuel. This work outlines attempts to address key issues to the implementation of advanced nuclear fuel cycles through both the development of novel materials tailored for the nuclear applications of concern and an elucidation of the underlying mechanisms that drive the interactions of interest in the studied materials.
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December 2017
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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