The behavior of Pu under repository conditions

Bruno, Jordi; Cera, Esther; Duro, Lara; Grive´, Mirela; Erikssen, Trygve; Eklund, Ulla-Britt; Spahiu, Kastriot
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p288
Academic Journal
Plutonium is one of the key elements concerning the performance assessment of spent nuclear fuel repositories. Consequently, a large effort has been done in order to understand its dissolution behavior under repository conditions. In this work we will present the experiences accumulated in a series of spent fuel dissolution tests performed under well-controlled chemical conditions. The experimental behavior of Pu will be discussed by using different kinetic and thermodynamic modelling approaches. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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