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The IAEA Fuel and Material Database

The IAEA Fuel and Material database is a web-based publicly available database on nuclear fuel performance experiments and advance material data to enhance the capacity of interested Member States in code development and validation, as well as in developing innovative nuclear fuel technologies.

The IAEA Fuel database includes well-qualified data that illustrates specific aspects of fuel performance, which are of particular interest for fuel modelers, such as: data on fuel temperatures, fission gas release (FGR), fuel swelling, clad deformation (e.g. creep-down, ridging) and mechanical interactions. In addition to direct in-pile measurement, PIE information is included on clad diameters, oxide thickness, hydrogen content, fuel grain size, porosity, Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EPMA) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) measurements on cesium, xenon, other fission products and actinides. The IAEA Fuel database includes a collection of experimental data on power reactor fuel performance for water-cooled and fast neutron reactors.

The IAEA Material database covers thermodynamic, electro-chemical, phase-diagram, and physical properties (e.g., database on physico-chemical properties of selected minor actinide compounds and alloys).

Information and data relating to the Fuel Experiemntal Data can be found here:

Information and data relating to the Advance Material Database can be found here:




Data and their documentation are provided on the understanding that whenever the use of these obtained through the IAEA fuel database , or locally modified versions of them, results in a publication (a journal, conference proceedings, laboratory report, book etc.), the data and their author or laboratory of origin shall be acknowledged in the publication.

Neither the IAEA or any of its Member States, nor any person acting either on behalf of any of them or otherwise in furtherance of the activities of the IAEA assumes any liabilities with respect to the use of, or for damage resulting from the use of, any information, method or process disclosed in the distributed material.

This applies also to non-Member countries and Organisations that have contributed to the distributed information.