Search for dissertations about: "Halden research reactor"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Halden research reactor.

  1. 1. Thorium fuels for light water reactors - steps towards commercialization

    Author : Klara L Insulander Björk; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : Halden research reactor; light water reactors; fuel performance; plutonium; Thorium; neutronic simulations;

    Abstract : Thorium-containing nuclear fuel is proposed as a means of gaining a number of benefits in the operation of light water reactors, some related to the nuclear properties of thorium and some related to the material properties of thorium dioxide. This thesis aims to investigate some of these benefits and to widen the knowledge base on thorium fuel behaviour, in order to pave the way for its commercial use. READ MORE

  2. 2. Radiation Induced Precipitation in Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel Welds

    Author : Kristina Lindgren; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : precipitation; irradiation damage; low alloy steel; reactor pressure vessel; atom probe tomography;

    Abstract : Radiation induced clustering and precipitation affect the mechanical properties of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of a nuclear power plant, i.e. the material becomes embritteled. The combination of low Cu (0. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gamma Spectroscopy and Gamma Emission Tomography for Fuel Performance Characterization of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel Assemblies

    Author : Scott Holcombe; Staffan Jacobsson Svärd; Hans-Urs Zwicky; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Nuclear fuel performance; Nuclear fuel assemblies; Gamma emission tomography; Gamma spectroscopy;

    Abstract : Gamma spectroscopy and gamma emission tomography are two non-destructive measurement techniques for assessing the performance of nuclear fuel which have been investigated in this thesis for existing and novel applications through theoretical studies and experimental demonstrations. For assessment of individual fuel rods using gamma spectroscopy, fuel assemblies are dismantled so that the fuel rods may be measured separately, which is time-consuming and may cause damage to the fuel. READ MORE