A Thermodynamic Assessment of The Behavior of Cesium and Rubidium in Reactor Fuel Elements
The nature of the chemical environment in the vicinity of the PCI-failure region in LWR fuel rods is crucial to understanding the mechanisms involved in such failure. This, in turn, requires detailed knowledge of the transport and reaction behavior of the fission products with each other, the fuel, and the zircaloy cladding. The purpose of this paper is to present just such a detailed thermodynamic model of fission product reaction behavior.
KeywordsFission Product Oxygen Potential Reaction Behavior Reactor Fuel Element Zircaloy Cladding
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