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Oxygen potential of (U$$_{0.88}$$Pu$$_{0.12}$$)O$$_{2pm x}$$ and (U$$_{0.7}$$Pu$$_{0.3}$$)O$$_{2pm x}$$ at high temperatures of 1673-1873 K

Kato, Masato  ; Takeuchi, Kentaro ; Uchida, Teppei; Sunaoshi, Takeo*; Konashi, Kenji*

Many studies on oxygen potentials have been reported, but their data were scattered and the data at high temperatures are limited. In this work, the oxygen potential of (U$$_{0.88}$$Pu$$_{0.12}$$)O$$_{2pm x}$$ and (U$$_{0.7}$$Pu$$_{0.3}$$)O$$_{2pm x}$$ was measured at high temperatures of 1673-1873 K using gas equilibrium method using thermo-gravimetry. The influence of Pu addition on the oxygen potential of MOX was discussed. The oxygen potential and the O/M ratio were decided by in-situ analysis. The oxygen partial pressure was adjusted by controlling the ratio of $$P$$$$_{H_{2}}$$/$$P$$$$_{H_{2}}$$O in the flowing gas atmosphere, and the oxygen potential was determined. The oxygen potentials measured by the point defect model. The deviation x varied with the relation of in the near stoichiometric composition region. The oxygen potential increased with increasing Pu content. The values of stoichiometric MOX containing 12% and 30%Pu were determined to be -334 kJ/mol and -296 kJ/mol, respectively, at 1773 K.

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