b'Figure 3. Hot cell extraction of one set of UN kernels contained inside a molybdenum cup.be used to confirm the irradiationdisk specimens fabricated at Los temperatures. Future non-destructiveAlamos National Laboratory (LANL).examination will include massThe success of the first MiniFuel (scale) and volume (x-ray computedexperiment has also attracted tomography) measurementsattention from industry. General which will be compared withAtomics (GA) was awarded funding pre-irradiation measurements tofrom DOE, Office of Nuclear quantify fuel swelling. The kernelsEnergy (ONE) to use MiniFuel to will then be sectioned and polishedquantify swelling and fission gas in preparation for microstructuralrelease of uranium monocarbide characterization. Efforts are currently(UC) fuels to support their Energy underway to prepare the next setMultiplier Module (EM2), which is of MiniFuel irradiations, with plansa gas-cooled fast reactor. GA has an to include miniature fully ceramicaggressive schedule to collect fuel microencapsulated (FCM) pelletsperformance data within 2 years, with UN kernels and a silicon carbideconsistent with the larger industry matrix, as well as uranium silicide 96 2019|AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS'