NuFuel & MMSNF 2015

First Workshop on Research into Nuclear Fuel in Europe
and Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels Workshop
Karlsruhe, Germany, November 16th to 18th, 2015

Updated: Tue 08 Dec 2015, 14:27

Talk 1.2: Ternary Phase Characterisation within the U-N-Si system

Kyle Johnson1, Alicia Marie Raftery1
  • 1: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden


Research into Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF) in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster has precipitated interest in a diverse array of fuels and fuel combinations with favorable properties for accident tolerance. One such combination is the UN-U3Si2 system, which is purported to have favourable characteristics regarding thermal conductivity and water tolerance. In this paper, a ternary phase constituted by U-N-Si formed during SPS sintering is identified and characterized.