U Uranium

Supplement Volume C5 Uranium Dioxide, UO2, Physical Properties. Electrochemical Behavior

  • Vera Haase
  • Hannelore Keller-Rudek
  • Livio Manes
  • Brigitte Schulz
  • Gustav Schumacher
  • Dieter Vollath
  • Heinz Zimmermann
  • Rudolf Keim

Part of the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry - 8th edition book series (GMELIN, volume U / A-E / C / 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XV
  2. Uranium Dioxide UO2

    1. D. Vollath
      Pages 1-205
    2. B. Schulz
      Pages 206-228
    3. L. Manes
      Pages 229-275
    4. H. Keller-Rudek
      Pages 276-283
    5. V. Haase
      Pages 284-315
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 316-319

About this book

Introduction

The present volume Uranium C5 covers the physical properties of U0 - the production 2 and preparation of U0 were already treated in Uranium C4, whereas the chemical proper­ 2 ties will be the subject of the forthcoming part C6. U0 is the most important chemical compound in all aspects of nuclear technology. 2 It is and will be for the foreseeable future the fuel for all light and heavy water reactors as well as (in the mixed crystal with Pu0 ) for the fast breeder reactors. Therefore, the 2 nuclear engineer has to understand the behavior of U0 under all conditions existing during 2 operational (and possibly failure) states of a nuclear reactor, e. g. , not only in the solid state but also to some extent in the liquid and gaseous states. Besides high scientific interest in the sometimes unique or unusual properties, e. g. , at low temperatures, a lot of data and physical properties which are critical for its use as a nuclear fuel have been determined more or less accurately. Creep, swelling, irradiation densification, and fission gas behavior in the fuel are properties which have been evaluated up to the high temperatu­ res (near the melting point) which may exist in U0 fuel due to its low thermal conductivity. 2 Besides these more technical data there have been accumulated a lot of important physical data, e. g.

Keywords

Ion Uran crystal fission molecule nuclear fuel nuclear reactor radiation uranium water

Authors and affiliations

  • Vera Haase
    • 1
  • Hannelore Keller-Rudek
    • 1
  • Livio Manes
    • 2
  • Brigitte Schulz
    • 3
  • Gustav Schumacher
    • 3
  • Dieter Vollath
    • 3
  • Heinz Zimmermann
    • 3
  1. 1.Gmelin-InstitutFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.J.R.C. Ispra EstablishementIspraItaly
  3. 3.Institut für Material- und FestkörperforschungKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Keim
    • 1
  1. 1.Gmelin-InstitutFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10719-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-10721-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10719-5
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