Characterization of Alloy Particles Extracted from Spent Nuclear Fuel
We characterized, for the first time, submicro- and nanosized fission product-alloy particles that were extracted nondestructively from spent nuclear fuel, in terms of noble metal (Mo-Ru-Tc-Rh-Pd-Te) composition, atomic level homogeneity and lattice parameters. The evidences obtained in this work contribute to an improved understanding of the redox chemistry of radionuclides in nuclear waste repository environments and, in particular, of the catalytic properties of these unique metal alloy particles.
D. Cui et al., "Characterization of Alloy Particles Extracted from Spent Nuclear Fuel," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 420, no. 1-3, pp. 328-333, Elsevier, Jan 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.10.015
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Alloy Particles; Atomic Levels; Catalytic Properties; Metal Alloys; Nano-Sized; Nuclear Waste Repositories; Redox Chemistry; Spent Nuclear Fuels; Alloys; Fission Products; Geological Repositories; Palladium; Precious Metals; Radioactive Wastes; Rhodium; Ruthenium Alloys; Molybdenum
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