Uranium fission-rate monitors by B. W Howes

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in [Idaho Falls, Idaho], [Springfield, Va .

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  • Aluminum-uranium alloys,
  • Nuclear engineering -- Instrumentation,
  • Radioactivity -- Instrumentation

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Statementby B. W. Howes and C. H. Hogg ; edited by J. W. Rogers, EG&G Idaho, Inc. ; prepared for the Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office ..
SeriesTREE ; 1141
ContributionsHogg, Calvin H., joint author, Rogers, J. W., 1934-, United States. Dept. of Energy. Idaho Operations Office, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, EG & G Idaho
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Paginationiv, 19 p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17965457M

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@article{osti_, title = {Three-dimensional PDQ validation for calculating core parameters of a uranium-aluminide-fueled test reactor}, author = {Kim, S S and Judd, J L}, abstractNote = {Fission rate monitor measurements and startup testing data recorded during operation of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) have been used to validate a three dimensional PDQ full-core.

@article{osti_, title = {Fission rate measurements in fuel plate type assembly reactor cores}, author = {Rogers, J W}, abstractNote = {The methods, materials and equipment have been developed to allow extensive and precise measurement of fission rate distributions in water moderated, U-Al fuel plate assembly type reactor cores.

Fission rate monitors are accurately. Depositional characteristics of uranium tailings from Saskatchewan, Canada Article in Environmental Earth Sciences 72(11) December with 15 Reads How we measure 'reads'. The RBMK was the culmination of the Soviet nuclear power program to produce a water-cooled power reactor with dual-use potential based on their graphite-moderated plutonium production military reactors.

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Other materials, such as americium and neptunium, are technically fissile, but are not typically used in significant quantities in the civilian nuclear power cycle. Rajaraman explained that natural uranium contains less than 1 percent of uranium The application of solid state nuclear track detectors (SSTD) for the determination of the burn-up of spent reactor fuel elements has been investigated.

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Nature’s uncommon elements: plutonium and technetium. The modeling exercise confirmed that the predicted 36 Cl/Cl ratio is highly correlated with the predicted U fission rate.

Hence, measured 36 Cl/Cl ratios are excellent in situ monitors of 99 Tc production rates from fission of uranium by:.

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