By R.J.M. Konings (editor)

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The melt is injected into the molds by the centrifugal force. 52 Optimizing the casting conditions is difficult when the fuel alloy has a large solidification range52,57 (temperature difference between the solidus and the liquidus). 2 Continuous casting Continuous casting is widely used in steel plants, and is also one of the candidates for MA-bearing metal fuel slugs. This process eliminates the need to use molds. 57 The continuous casting of U–Zr alloy slugs with a smaller diameter is under way.

3,4,69 A cross section of an irradiated fuel slug, as can be seen in Figures 20 and 24,60 exhibits a two- or three-ring structure, and each ring (or annular region) shows a 100 90 Fission gas release (%) 80 70 60 50 40 U–Fs 30 U–Pu–Zr U–Pu–Fs 20 10 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 Fuel volume increase (%) 120 140 Figure 22 Fractional fission gas release versus fuel volume increase. 69 In the central g-phase region, spherical gas bubbles69 can be found. 68 suggest the influence of a preferred grain orientation or texture induced by stress or temperature gradients during manufacture or in-reactor operation.

Figure 22 presents irradiation test data on fractional fission gas release67 (the ratio of cumulative released fission gas atoms to cumulative generated fission gas atoms) versus fuel volume increase for U–Fs, U–Pu–Fs, and U–Pu–Zr fuel, showing that fission gas release starts abruptly when the fuel slug volume increase reaches 20–30%, independently of the fuel alloy composition, burnup, and irradiation temperature. % swelling (breakaway swelling). The fission gas release versus fuel burnup data9,93–95 for U–Zr and U–Pu–Zr fuel are presented in Figure 23.

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