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Fabrication of metal fuel slugs for an irradiation test in JOYO

Nakamura, Kinya*; Ogata, Takanari*; Kato, Tetsuya*; Nakajima, Kunihisa ; Arai, Yasuo

The U-Pu-Zr fuel slugs for the irradiation test in JOYO were manufactured in a small-scale injection casting furnace. The U-Pu alloy ingots as starting materials were prepared by means of electrochemical reduction of the dioxides. The U-Pu-Zr fuel slugs manufactured met all the specifications determined based on not only the results of preliminary tests but also the specification of EBR-II driver fuels. The americium to plutonium ratio in the fuel slugs slightly decreased after the injection casting process.

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