Klara Insulander Björk

Researcher at Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

My current field of research is plasma physics, and in particular the phenomenon called "electron runaway" which may occur in tokamak plasmas, damaging the tokamak device and thereby representing an obstacle for the realization of fusion power production. I work with theoreticians and experimentalists to compare experimental data with theoretical predictions. In addition to this, I teach in the Engineering Physics program and coordinate a project on e-learning within radiation science.I have previously worked with different aspects of fission power production; fission reactor physics, manufacture and testing of novel nuclear fuel types and chemical properties of these fuel materials. I have also worked with the establishment and coordination of a national competence center for radiation science (SAINT).

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Showing 19 publications

2019

Irradiation testing of enhanced uranium oxide fuels

Klara L Insulander Björk, J. F. Kelly, C. Vitanza et al
Annals of Nuclear Energy. Vol. 125, p. 99-106
Journal article
2018

Thorium as an additive for improved neutronic properties in boiling water reactor fuel

Klara L Insulander Björk, Christer Netterbrant
Annals of Nuclear Energy. Vol. 113, p. 470-475
Journal article
2015

Commercial thorium fuel manufacture and irradiation: Testing (Th,Pu)O-2 and (Th,U)O-2 in the "Seven-Thirty" program

Klara L Insulander Björk, S. S. Drera, J. F. Kelly et al
Annals of Nuclear Energy. Vol. 75, p. 79-86
Journal article
2015

Thermal-mechanical performance modeling of thorium-plutonium oxide fuel and comparison with on-line irradiation data

Klara L Insulander Björk, L. Kekkonen
Journal of Nuclear Materials. Vol. 467, p. 876-885
Journal article
2014

Thorium fuel production and results from beginning of life irradiation

S. S. Drera, Klara L Insulander Björk, J. F. Kelly
Progress in Nuclear Energy. Vol. 72, p. 5-10
Journal article
2014

DEVELOPMENT OF A FUEL PERFORMANCE CODE FOR THORIUM-PLUTONIUM FUEL

Klara L Insulander Björk, patrik fredriksson
PHYSOR 2014 - The Role of Reactor Physics toward a Sustainable Future, Kyoto, Japan, September 28 - October 3, 2014
Paper in proceedings
2014

Conceptual study of axial offset fluctuations upon stepwise power changes in a thorium-plutonium core to improve load-following conditions

Cheuk Wah Lau, Victor Dykin, Henrik Nylén et al
Annals of Nuclear Energy. Vol. 72, p. 84-89
Journal article
2014

Feasibility Study of 1/3 Thorium-Plutonium Mixed Oxide Core

Cheuk Wah Lau, Henrik Nylén, Klara L Insulander Björk et al
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations. Vol. 2014 (Art. no. 709415)
Journal article
2013

Irradiation of a Thorium-Plutonium Rodlet: Experiment and Benchmark Calculations

Klara L Insulander Björk, Siegfried Mittag, Rahim Nabbi et al
Progress in Nuclear Energy. Vol. 66, p. 73-79
Journal article
2013

A BWR fuel assembly design for efficient use of plutonium in thorium–plutonium fuel

Klara L Insulander Björk
Progress in Nuclear Energy. Vol. 65, p. 56-63
Journal article
2013

Study of Thorium-Plutonium Fuel for Possible Operating Cycle Extension in PWRs

Klara L Insulander Björk, Cheuk Wah Lau, H. Nylén et al
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Journal article
2012

Thorium-plutonium fuel for long operating cycles in PWRs - preliminary calculations

Klara L Insulander Björk
Proceedings of the Thorium and Rare Earths Conference
Conference contribution
2011

Comparison of thorium-based fuels with different fissile components in existing boiling water reactors

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager, Christophe Demaziere
Progress in Nuclear Energy. Vol. 53 (6), p. 618-625
Journal article
2009

Comparison of thorium-based fuels with different fissile components in existing boiling water reactors

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager, Christophe Demaziere
Proc. Int. Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP '09)
Paper in proceedings
2009

Comparison of thorium-based fuels with different fissile components in existing boiling water reactors

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager, Christophe Demaziere
Proc. Advances in Nuclear Fuel Management IV (ANFM 2009)
Paper in proceedings
2009

Comparison of Thorium-Plutonium fuel and MOX fuel for PWRs

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager
Proceedings of Global 2009
Paper in proceedings
2009

Comparison of thorium-based fuels with different fissile components in existing BWRs

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager, Christophe Demaziere
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2009, ICAPP 2009; Shinjuku, Tokyo; Japan; 10 May 2009 through 14 May 2009. Vol. 3, p. 1982-1987
Paper in proceedings
2009

Method for investigating the applicability of thorium-based fules in existing BWRs

Klara L Insulander Björk, Valentin Fhager, Christophe Demaziere
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2009, ICAPP 2009; Shinjuku, Tokyo; Japan; 10 May 2009 through 14 May 2009, p. 1974-1981
Paper in proceedings

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Showing 1 research projects

2015–2020

Running away and radiating (PLASMA)

Tünde Fülöp Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Oskar Vallhagen Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Mathias Hoppe Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Lucas Unnerfelt Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Ola Embréus Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Linnea Hesslow Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Andréas Sundström Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Albert Johansson Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Longqing Yi Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Julien Ferri Subatomic and Plasma Physics
Klara Insulander Björk Subatomic and Plasma Physics
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

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