This project focuses on the chemical bonding and interface formation of metal fission products with the coating materials used in tri-isotropic (TRISO) fuel particles for gas-cooled reactors. By combining surface- and bulk-sensitive spectroscopic methods, intermediate chemical phases at the interface, intermixing/ diffusion behavior, and the electronic interface structure as a function of material (metal and coating materials) and temperature are examined.
In the past year, emphasis was placed on a detailed analysis and description of the Cs/SiC interface formation process.
Cesium; Chemical structure; Electronic structure; Metal-base fuel; Metal coating; Nuclear fuels; Silicon carbide; X-ray spectroscopy
Chemistry | Materials Science and Engineering | Metallurgy | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Physical Chemistry
Interaction between Metal Fission Products and TRISO Coating Materials.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_fuels/48