Assess materials thermal and thermophysical properties, quantify nuclear materials in waste
One challenge you may face with nuclear fuels and waste is that they need specific handling conditions.
We can help adapt the relevant applications and solutions to fit in gloveboxes and hot cells.
The oxygen-to-metal (O/M) ratio, or stoichiometry, is one of the most critical parameters of nuclear fuel fabrication. Thermogravimetry (TGA) is the main solution for controlling this ratio.
You need to determine how the ageing of nuclear fuel may impact its physical state. Phase diagrams are perfect tools for that purpose, and can be assessed using DSC, DTA or drop calorimetry.
You can use our solutions to predict a new fuel’s behavior in the reactor, i.e. the in-pile behavior. It consists of measuring thermophysical parameters, including thermal expansion with TMA, and heat capacity with high temperature calorimetry.
Quantification of radioactive materials
The amount of radioactive material in a waste or fuel is not always known. You can use calorimetry as a non-destructive method to quantify the radioactive material. The technique does not depend on the material’s matrix or geometry.
Versatile Thermal Analysis Platform (TGA, HP-TGA, STA, DTA/DSC, EGA, TMA).
Your Versatile Platform with dual furnace.
Your Versatile Platform for large volume samples.
For Capable Drop Calorimetry.
Calvet DC Alexsys
For Capable and Highest Accuracy Drop Calorimetry.
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