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1

Phanerozoic tectonothermal history of the ArabianNubian shield in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: evidence from fission track  

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Phanerozoic tectonothermal history of the Arabian­Nubian shield in the Eastern Desert of Egypt were performed in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The results provide insights into the processes driving reserved. Keywords: Phanerozoic; Fission track thermochronology; Palaeostress; Arabian­Nubien shield; Egypt

Fritz, Harald

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Fission-track analysis of detrital zircon and J. I. Garver2  

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Geology Department Olin Building, Union College Schenectady, NY, 12308-3107, USA email: garverj with various isotopic methods having reasonable high concentrations of uranium and thorium (Fig. 1). Techniques depends on individual uranium content and cooling history of a zircon grain. Fission tracks in zircon have

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evidence for Conical Intersection Dynamics Mediating Ultrafast Singlet Exciton Fission  

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and highly efficient. For instance, thin films of pentacene and TIPS-pentacene exhibit triplet formation with a time constant of 80 fs and yields of 200%2,3. Current interest in this phenomenon is driven by its potential to circumvent the Shockley... -Queisser limit for single-junction solar cells. By converting high-energy photons into two low-energy excited states, singlet fission offers a means to overcome thermalisation losses. Devices based on pentacene, a fission sensitiser, have demonstrated external...

Musser, Andrew J.; Liebel, Matz; Schnedermann, Christoph; Wende, Torsten; Kehoe, Tom B.; Rao, Akshay; Kukura, Philipp

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Application of Fission Track Technique for the Analysis of Individual Particles Containing Uranium in Safeguard Swipe Samples  

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An effective method for isotope ratio analysis of individual particles containing uranium in safeguard swipe samples was developed by using a fission track (FT) technique combined with thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS). The particles in the sample were directly recovered onto a polycarbonate membrane filter, which was set in a filtration system. After the particle recovery, the filter was dissolved to form a non coated FT detector film containing the particles. Individual particles containing uranium were then identified by the observation of fission tracks created by thermal neutron irradiation. By combining the FT technique with TIMS, isotope ratios of uranium for individual particles in the swipe sample prepared from a uranium standard reference material could be effectively determined.

Konomi T. Esaka; Fumitaka Esaka; Jun Inagawa; Kazunari Iguchi; Chi-Gyu Lee; Satoshi Sakurai; Kazuo Watanabe; Shigekazu Usuda

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

Improved Method of Fission Track Sample Preparation for Detecting Particles Containing Fissile Materials in Safeguards Environmental Samples  

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We have developed an effective method for fission track (FT) sample preparation to perform particle analysis of the safeguards environmental samples by the FT-thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) method. In this method, a FT detector and the layer containing particles are separated. The main feature of the developed FT sample is that the detection of a particle from the corresponding FT can be performed correctly and in a simple manner by fixing each one end of the detector and the particle layer and by using an etching tool. It is expected that this method will enhance the effectiveness of particle analysis.

Chi-Gyu Lee; Kazunari Iguchi; Fumitaka Esaka; Masaaki Magara; Satoshi Sakurai; Kazuo Watanabe; Shigekazu Usuda

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

Nuclear fission  

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The experimental evidence supporting the double-humped character of the fission barrier in actinide nuclei is reviewed and compared to theoretical predictions. The discussion covers the existence and half-life systematics of spontaneously fissioning isomers, shape-isomeric gamma decay, rotational transitions and the moment of inertia of isomers, fragment angular distributions in isomeric fission, intermediate structure in fission cross sections, and finally the systematics of barrier heights as deduced from fission probability measurements. The implications of a possible octupole deformation at the second barrier for fragment mass distributions are also discussed, including the size of the mass asymmetry and recent experiments on the competition between symmetric and asymmetric fission as a function of excitation energy.

Hans J. Specht

1974-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

Skeletal P/Ca tracks upwelling in Gulf of Panama coral: Evidence for a new seawater phosphate proxy  

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Skeletal P/Ca tracks upwelling in Gulf of Panama´ coral: Evidence for a new seawater phosphate of Panama´. Skeletal P/Ca varies seasonally by 2­3 fold, reflecting the timing and magnitude of dissolved in Gulf of Panama´ coral: Evidence for a new seawater phosphate proxy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05604

Grottoli, Andréa G.

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Insights On The Thermal History Of The Valles Caldera, New Mexico- Evidence  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Insights On The Thermal History Of The Valles Caldera, New Mexico- Evidence From Zircon Fission-Track Analysis Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Insights On The Thermal History Of The Valles Caldera, New Mexico- Evidence From Zircon Fission-Track Analysis Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The zircon fission-track dating method was applied to the VC-2B core obtained from the active hydrothermal system at Sulphur Springs, Valles caldera, New Mexico. Four samples were analyzed to obtain both zircon ages and track length data from Permian strata to Precambrian quartz

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alpha -particle fission Sample Search Results  

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thermal history Summary: -feldspar ages (214 Ma) from the Jiazishan syenites. A titanite fission-track age of 166 8 Ma (closure... cooling and reheating event is indicated...

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Out-of-sequence, basement-involved structures in the Sadlerochit Mountains region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: Evidence and implications from fission-track thermochronology  

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...Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) coastal plain, or 1002 area, are limited...Bird and Magoon, 1987; ANWR Assessment Team...Refuge (ANWR) coastal plain, or ``1002 area,'' are limited...Bird and Magoon, 1987; ANWR Assessment Team...

11

Fission, Fusion Materials Facility  

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is shown in illustration. Materials are the immediate priority of both the fission and fusion communities. Extending the lifetime of the current fleet of light water reactors...

12

Some Spectroscopic Properties of Fine Structures Observed near the Pa231(n,f) Fission Threshold  

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The Pa231 neutron-induced fission cross section from 140 to 400 keV was resolved into finer structures. For some of the fractionated vibrational resonances in this energy region, the assignment of spectroscopic parameters may support evidence for an asymmetrically deformed third minimum in the Pa232 fission barrier. Also, for the first time, narrow fission resonances are observed above 1.3 eV exhibiting an average fission width ??f?ob s=8 ?eV.

S. Plattard; G. F. Auchampaugh; N. W. Hill; G. de Saussure; J. A. Harvey; R. B. Perez

1981-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

13

Seaborg Announces Fissionable Neptunium  

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Seaborg Announces Fissionable Neptunium ... The discovery of a fissionable isotope of neptunium was announced by Glenn T. Seaborg, professor of chemistry at the University of California, at a meeting of the California Section of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY on October 14. ...

1946-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

14

3He- and 4He-induced nuclear fission - a test of the transition state method  

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Fission in 3He and 4He induced reactions at excitation energies between the fission barrier and 140 MeV has been investigated. Twentythree fission excitation functions of various compound nuclei in different mass regions are shown to scale exactly according to the transition state prediction once the shell effects are accounted for. New precise measurements of excitation functions in a mass region where shell effects are very strong, allow one to test the predictions with an even higher accuracy. The fact that no deviations from the transition state method have been observed within the experimentally investigated excitation energy regime allows one to assign limits for the fission transient time. The precise measurement of fission excitation functions of neighboring isotopes enables us to experimentally estimate the first chance fission probability. Even if only first chance fission is investigated, no evidence for fission transient times larger than 30 zs can be found.

Th. Rubehn; K. X. Jing; L. G. Moretto; L. Phair; K. Tso; G. J. Wozniak

1997-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

15

Nuclear Models and Nuclear Fission  

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The hindrance to spontaneous fission by the odd nucleon in the fissioning nucleus may be explained as due to the pairing energy of the odd nucleon at the saddle-point deformation.

Peter Fong

1961-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

16

Measuring the /sup 247/Cm fission cross section for neutron in the range 0. 02-3. 0 MeV  

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The authors measured the energy dependence of the cross section for curium 247 fission caused by neutrons in the energy range 0.02-3.0 MeV using the transit time method and a nuclear explosion as an impulse neutron source. A polycarbonate film was used as a fission fragment detector. Tracks resulting from Curium 247 fission fragments were grouped on the basis of neutron energy into 24 intervals ranging from 0.02 to 3.16 MeV. The tracks of fission fragments from the uranium 235 reference isotope were similarly grouped. Results are graphed and tabulated.

Fomushkin, E.F.; Novoselov, G.F.; Vinogradov, Yu.I.; Gavrilov, V.V.; Zherebtsov, V.A.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

17

TRACKING SITE  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

003235MLTPL00 AASG Geothermal Data submissions tracking application and site. https://github.com/usgin/aasgtrack

18

Stability of 114298 Against Fission  

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The formalism of Siemens and Bethe concerning the stability of 114298 gives different conclusions depending on the mass formula used in obtaining the fissionability parameter.

Cheuk-Yin Wong

1967-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural Characterization of Irradiated U-7Mo/Al-5Si Dispersion to High Fission Density  

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The fuel development program for research and test reactors calls for improved knowledge on the effect of microstructure on fuel performance in reactors. This work summarizes the recent TEM microstructural characterization of an irradiated U-7Mo/Al-5Si dispersion fuel plate (R3R050) irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory to 5.21021 fissions/cm3. While a large fraction of the fuel grains is decorated with large bubbles, there is no evidence showing interlinking of these large bubbles at the specified fission density. The attachment of solid fission product precipitates to the bubbles is likely the result of fission product diffusion into these bubbles. The process of fission gas bubble superlattice collapse appears through bubble coalescence. The results are compared with the previous TEM work of the dispersion fuels irradiated to lower fission density from the same fuel plate.

J. Gan; B. D. Miller; D. D. Keiser, Jr.; A. B. Robinson; J. W. Madden; P. G. Medvedev; D. M. Wachs

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Comments on the Mechanism of Fission  

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MECHANISFI OF FISSION Glenn T. Seaborg July 25, 1951 T h i sITCHANISM OF FISSION Glenn T. Seaborg and ~ e ~ a r t m e nMECHANISM OF FISSION Glenn T. Seaborg Radiation Laboratory

Seaborg, Glenn T.

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Two-billion-year-old nuclear reactors: Nature goes fission  

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Once it was thought that the isotopic composition of natural uranium was invariant. It was thus surprising in 1972 when French scientists observed small but significant deficiencies of the minor isotope {sup 235}U in uranium ore. Subsequent investigations traced the isotopically anomalous material to the Oklo mine in the African Republic of Gabon. In the mine, cubic-dekametre-sized pods of rock were found to contain extraordinary concentrations of uranium, as much as 65%, with as little as half the normal isotopic abundance of {sup 235}U. In these rocks, neodymium was found to be deficient in the premordial isotope {sup 142}Nd and enriched in the fission-produced isotopes {sup 143-150}Nd. The presence of fission products was unambiguous evidence that the {sup 235}U deficiencies were the result of sustained nuclear fission. Within the heart of the natural reactors, the fission densities were on the order of 10{sup 20} fissions/cm{sup 3}, producing hundreds of megajoules of energy and tens of microwatts of power per gram of rock. Nature had forestalled man`s great discovery of energy production by nuclear fission.

Curtis, D.B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement/Evaluation Techniques and Nuclear Data Associated with Fission of 239Pu by Fission Spectrum Neutrons  

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This Panel was chartered to review and assess new evaluations of work on fission product data, as well as the evaluation process used by the two U.S. nuclear weapons physics laboratories. The work focuses on fission product yields resulting from fission spectrum neutrons incident on plutonium, and includes data from measurements that had not been previously published as well as new or revised fission product cumulative yield data, and related quantities such as Q values and R values. This report documents the Panel's assessment of the work presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Based on the work presented we have seven key observations: (1) Experiments conducted in the 1970s at LANL, some of which were performed in association with a larger, NIST-led, program, have recently been documented. A preliminary assessment of this work, which will be referred to in this document as ILRR-LANL, shows it to be technically sound. (2) LLNL has done a thorough, unbiased review and evaluation of the available literature and is in the process of incorporating the previously unavailable LANL data into its evaluation of key fission product yields. The results of the LLNL effort, which includes a preliminary evaluation of the ILRR-LANL data, have been documented. (3) LANL has also conducted an evaluation of fission product yields for fission spectrum neutrons on plutonium including a meta-analysis of benchmark data as part of a planned upgrade to the ENDF/B compilation. We found that the approach of using meta-analysis provides valuable additional insight for evaluating the sparse data sets involved in this assessment. (4) Both laboratories have provided convincing evidence for energy dependence in the fission product yield of {sup 147}Nd produced from the bombardment of {sup 239}Pu with fission spectrum neutrons over an incident neutron energy range of 0.2 to 1.9 MeV. (5) Consistent, complete, and explicit treatment of both systematic and statistical uncertainties, including correlations, are critical to the assessment of both the experimental measurements (due to variations between experimental techniques, irradiation conditions, calibration procedures, etc.), and the evaluation of those experiments to extract fundamental nuclear data. A clear example of the importance of uncertainty analysis is in the justification for energy-dependent {sup 147}Nd fission product yield, where the magnitude of the effect is comparable to the uncertainties of the individual fission product yield measurements. Both LANL and LLNL are committed to the inclusion of full uncertainty analysis in their evaluations. (6) The Panel reviewed in detail two methods for determining/evaluating fission product yields from which fission assessments can be made: the K factor method and high-resolution gamma spectroscopy (both described more fully in Sections 3 and 4). The panel concluded that fission product yields, and thus fission assessments, derived using either approach are equally valid, provided that the data were obtained from well understood, direct fission measurements and that the key underlying calibrations and/or data are valid for each technique. (7) The Panel found the process of peer review of the two complementary but independent methods to be an extremely useful exercise. Although work is still ongoing and the numbers presented to the Panel may change slightly, both groups are now in much better agreement on not just one, but four key fission product yields. The groups also have a better appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each other's methods.

Baisden, P; Bauge, E; Ferguson, J; Gilliam, D; Granier, T; Jeanloz, R; McMillan, C; Robertson, D; Thompson, P; Verdon, C; Wilkerson, C; Young, P

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: The Microscopic Theory of Fission  

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Theory of Fission Fission-fragment properties have been calculated for thermal neutron-induced fission on a sup 239Pu target, using constrained Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov...

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Investigations of neutron characteristics for salt blanket models; integral fission cross section measurements of neptunium, plutonium, americium and curium isotopes  

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Neutron characteristics of salt blanket micromodels containing eutectic mixtures of sodium, zirconium and uranium sulphides were measured on FKBN-2M, BIGR and MAKET installations. The effective fission cross sections of neptunium, plutonium, americium and curium isotopes were measured on the neutron spectra formed by micromodels. KEYWORDS: transmutation, minor actinides, fluoride salts, micromodel, critical assembly, neutron spectrum, multiplication coefficient, fission, effective cross section, nuclear track detector, nuclear data library

Novoselov, G. F.; Gavrilov, V. V.; Kuvshinov, M. (Mikhail); Bogdanov, V. M. (Vladimir Mikha?lovich); Maslov, Georgi? Vladimirovich,; Vyachin, V. (Vladimir); Mashnik, S. G. (Stepan G.); Gorelov, V. I. (Vladimir Ivanovich); Fomushkin, E. F.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Emission in Fission And Quasi-Fission of Hs  

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Mass and energy distributions of fission-like fragments obtained in the reactions {sup 26}Mg+{sup 248}Cm, {sup 36}S+{sup 238}U and {sup 58}Fe+{sup 208}Pb leading to the formation of {sup 266,274}Hs are reported. From the analysis of TKE distributions for symmetric fragment it was found that at energies below the Coulomb barrier the bimodal fission of {sup 274}Hs, formed in the reaction {sup 26}Mg+{sup 248}Cm, is observed, while in the reaction {sup 36}S+{sup 238}U at these energies the main part of the symmetric fragments arises from the quasi-fission process. At energies above the Coulomb barrier the fusion-fission is a main process leading to the formation of symmetric fragment for the both reactions. In the case of {sup 58}Fe+{sup 208}Pb reaction the quasi-fission process is the main reaction mechanism at all measured energies. The pre- and post-scission neutron multiplicities as a function of the fragment mass have been obtained for all studied reactions.

Itkis, I. M.; Itkis, M. G.; Knyazheva, G. N.; Kozulin, E. M.; Krupa, L. [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna (Russian Federation); Hanappe, F. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique (Belgium); Dorvaux, O.; Stuttge, L. [Institut de Recherches Subatomiques, Strasbourg (France)

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Odd-even systematics in neutron fission yields of U233 and U235  

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An analysis of the distribution of independent yields in neutron induced fission of U233 and U235 revealed a constant enhancement of products with an even number of protons, relative to those with an odd number. This odd-even effect in the proton pairing, related to calculated "normal" yields of elements in fission, constitutes a sawtooth structure with an amplitude of (227)% for both U233 and U235 thermal neutron induced fission. The residual neutron pairing effect evident after the emission of prompt neutrons, while it is insignificant (thermal neutron fission products. Its average magnitude is about (85)% relative to the "normal" distribution of isotonic yields. In the fission of U235 with fission spectrum neutrons, the proton pairing effect drops to (84)%. The odd-even effect is discussed in view of the various mass splits, the excitation energy and potential energy surfaces in the descent from the saddle to the scission configuration.NUCLEAR REACTIONS, FISSION U235(nth,f), U233(nth,f), and U235(nfast,f). Reevaluation of independent fission yields, deduced odd-even yield systematics.

S. Amiel and H. Feldstein

1975-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singlet exciton fission in solution  

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is more pronounced for the excimer than in the crystal, as the crystal geometry (at the origin of Fig. 6b) gives a smaller energetic stabilisation than we observe in solution. Though slip- stacked geometries are implicated in J-type coupling between... fission and fusion in a covalently linked tetracene dimer. Chemical Physics Letters 421, 518522 (2006). 39. Mller, A. M., Avlasevich, Y. S., Schoeller, W. W., Mllen, K. & Bardeen, C. J. Exciton fission and fusion in bis(tetracene) molecules...

Walker, Brian J.; Musser, Andrew J.; Beljonne, David; Friend, Richard H.

2013-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutronics for critical fission reactors and subcritical fission in hybrids  

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The requirements of future innovative nuclear fuel cycles will focus on safety, sustainability and radioactive waste minimization. Critical fast neutron reactors and sub-critical, external source driven systems (accelerator driven and fusion-fission hybrids) have a potential role to meet these requirements in view of their physics characteristics. This paper provides a short introduction to these features.

Salvatores, Massimo [CEA-Cadarache, DEN-Dir, Bat. 101, St-Paul-Lez-Durance 13108 (France)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-Coincidence Interrogation of Fissionables  

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The multiple coincidence technique uses 14.1 MeV neutrons to produce (n, multiple-?) coincidences to detect fissile and fissionable materials. Measurements of n-?-? coincidences with targets of depleted uranium (DU), W, and Pb, show that the counting rate for the DU is substantially above that for the non-fissionables. Also, the data involving prompt neutrons and delayed gammas in the DU time spectra provide a signature for fissionables that is distinct from that of non-fissionables.

J.P. Hurley, R.P. Keegan, J.R. Tinsley, R. Trainham

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion-Fission Hybrid for Fissile Fuel Production without Processing  

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Two scenarios are typically envisioned for thorium fuel cycles: 'open' cycles based on irradiation of {sup 232}Th and fission of {sup 233}U in situ without reprocessing or 'closed' cycles based on irradiation of {sup 232}Th followed by reprocessing, and recycling of {sup 233}U either in situ or in critical fission reactors. This study evaluates a third option based on the possibility of breeding fissile material in a fusion-fission hybrid reactor and burning the same fuel in a critical reactor without any reprocessing or reconditioning. This fuel cycle requires the hybrid and the critical reactor to use the same fuel form. TRISO particles embedded in carbon pebbles were selected as the preferred form of fuel and an inertial laser fusion system featuring a subcritical blanket was combined with critical pebble bed reactors, either gas-cooled or liquid-salt-cooled. The hybrid reactor was modeled based on the earlier, hybrid version of the LLNL Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE1) system, whereas the critical reactors were modeled according to the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) and the Pebble Bed Advanced High Temperature Reactor (PB-AHTR) design. An extensive neutronic analysis was carried out for both the hybrid and the fission reactors in order to track the fuel composition at each stage of the fuel cycle and ultimately determine the plant support ratio, which has been defined as the ratio between the thermal power generated in fission reactors and the fusion power required to breed the fissile fuel burnt in these fission reactors. It was found that the maximum attainable plant support ratio for a thorium fuel cycle that employs neither enrichment nor reprocessing is about 2. This requires tuning the neutron energy towards high energy for breeding and towards thermal energy for burning. A high fuel loading in the pebbles allows a faster spectrum in the hybrid blanket; mixing dummy carbon pebbles with fuel pebbles enables a softer spectrum in the critical reactors. This combination consumes about 20% of the thorium initially loaded in the hybrid reactor ({approx}200 GWd/tHM), partially during hybrid operation, but mostly during operation in the critical reactor. The plant support ratio is low compared to the one attainable using continuous fuel chemical reprocessing, which can yield a plant support ratio of about 20, but the resulting fuel cycle offers better proliferation resistance as fissile material is never separated from the other fuel components.

Fratoni, M; Moir, R W; Kramer, K J; Latkowski, J F; Meier, W R; Powers, J J

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of fission yield evaluations  

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Very few yield compilations are also evaluations, and very few contain an extensive global library of measured data and extensive models for unmeasured data. The earlier U.K. evaluations and US evaluations were comparable up to the retirements of the primary evaluators. Only the effort in the US has been continued and expanded. The previous U.K. evaluations have been published. In this paper we summarize the current status of the US evaluation, philosophy, and various integral yield tests for 34 fissioning nuclides at one or more neutron incident energies and/or for spontaneous fission. Currently there are 50 yield sets and for each we have independent and cumulative yields and uncertainties for approximately 1100 fission products. When finalized, the recommended data will become part of the next version of the US Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VI). The complete set of data, including the basic input of measured yields, will be issued as a sequel to the General Electric evaluation reports (better known by the authors' names: Rider - or earlier - Meek and Rider). 16 references.

England, T.R.; Rider, B.F.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circle Track Magazine Project GREEN: New Smyrna Track Testing...  

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Circle Track Magazine Project GREEN: New Smyrna Track Testing Results Circle Track Magazine Project GREEN: New Smyrna Track Testing Results Forrest Jehlik's presentation on GREEN...

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MODELING AND FISSION CROSS SECTIONS FOR AMERICIUM.  

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This is the final report of the work performed under the LANL contract on the modeling and fission cross section for americium isotopes (May 2004-June 2005). The purpose of the contract was to provide fission cross sections for americium isotopes with the nuclear reaction model code EMPIRE 2.19. The following work was performed: (1) Fission calculations capability suitable for americium was implemented to the EMPIRE-2.19 code. (2) Calculations of neutron-induced fission cross sections for {sup 239}Am to {sup 244g}Am were performed with EMPIRE-2.19 for energies up to 20 MeV. For the neutron-induced reaction of {sup 240}Am, fission cross sections were predicted and uncertainties were assessed. (3) Set of fission barrier heights for each americium isotopes was chosen so that the new calculations fit the experimental data and follow the systematics found in the literature.

ROCHMAN, D.; HERMAN, M.; OBLOZINSKY, P.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission dynamics at low excitation energy  

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The mass asymmetry in the fission of U236 at low excitation energy is clarified by the analysis of the trajectories obtained by solving the Langevin equations for the shape degrees of freedom. It is demonstrated that the position of the peaks in the mass distribution of fission fragments is determined mainly by the saddle point configuration originating from the shell correction energy. The width of the peaks, on the other hand, results from the shape fluctuations close to the scission point caused by the random force in the Langevin equation. We have found out that the fluctuations between elongated and compact shapes are essential for the fission process. According to our results the fission does not occur with continuous stretching in the prolate direction, similarly to that observed in starch syrup, but is accompanied by the fluctuations between elongated and compact shapes. This picture presents a new viewpoint of fission dynamics and the splitting mechanism.

Y. Aritomo; S. Chiba; F. Ivanyuk

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Superfluid dynamics of 258Fm fission  

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Theoretical description of nuclear fission remains one of the major challenges of quantum many-body dynamics. The slow, mostly adiabatic motion through the fission barrier is followed by a fast, non-adiabatic descent of the potential between the fragments. The latter stage is essentially unexplored. However, it is crucial as it generates most of the excitation energy in the fragments. The superfluid dynamics in the latter stage of fission is obtained with the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory including BCS dynamical pairing correlations. The fission modes of the 258Fm nucleus are studied. The resulting fission fragment characteristics show a good agreement with experimental data. Quantum shell effects are shown to play a crucial role in the dynamics and formation of the fragments. The importance of quantum fluctuations beyond the independent particle/quasi-particle picture is underlined and qualitatively studied.

Scamps, Guillaume; Lacroix, Denis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Event-by-Event Fission with FREYA  

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The recently developed code FREYA (Fission Reaction Event Yield Algorithm) generates large samples of complete fission events, consisting of two receding product nuclei as well as a number of neutrons and photons, all with complete kinematic information. Thus it is possible to calculate arbitrary correlation observables whose behavior may provide unique insight into the fission process. The presentation first discusses the present status of FREYA, which has now been extended up to energies where pre-equilibrium emission becomes significant and one or more neutrons may be emitted prior to fission. Concentrating on {sup 239}Pu(n,f), we discuss the neutron multiplicity correlations, the dependence of the neutron energy spectrum on the neutron multiplicity, and the relationship between the fragment kinetic energy and the number of neutrons and their energies. We also briefly suggest novel fission observables that could be measured with modern detectors.

Randrup, J; Vogt, R

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission-energy release for 16 fissioning nuclides. Final report  

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Results are presented of a least-squares evaluation of the components of energy release per fission in /sup 232/Th, /sup 233/U, /sup 235/U, /sup 238/U, /sup 239/Pu, and /sup 241/Pu. For completeness, older (1978) results based on systematics are presented for these and ten other isotopes of interest. There have been recent indications that the delayed energy components may be somewhat higher than those used previously, but the LSQ results do not seem to change significantly when modest (approx. 1 MeV) increases in the total delayed energy are included in the inputs. Additional measurements of most of the energy components are still needed to resolve remaining discrepancies.

Sher, R.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Track 3: Exposure Hazards  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 3: Exposure Hazards

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Cycle Track Lessons Learned  

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Cycle Track Lessons Learned #12;Presentation Overview · Bicycling trends · Cycle track lessons learned · What is a "Cycle track"? · Essential design elements of cycle tracks Separation Width Crossing driveways & low-volume streets Signalized intersections #12;Trend in kilometers cycled per year

Bertini, Robert L.

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Track 9: Quality Assurance  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 9: Quality Assurance

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Chapter 4 - Solid-State Nuclear Track Detectors  

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Part 1 describes the elements of solid-state nuclear track detectors (SSNTDs) including detector materials (crystals, glasses, and polymers), recordable particles (protons, ?-particles, fission fragments, heavy ions, neutrons, and exotic particles), track formation mechanisms, track etching, particle identification, and track measuring instruments. Part 2 describes applications in nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmic-ray physics, fission track dating and geothermal chronology, medical science, radiation dosimetry, Rn monitoring, environmental sciences, and nanotechnology. Attention is paid to the newly emerged fields: laser acceleration, laser inertial-confinement fusion, nuclear forensics, and safeguards. The internal structure in this chapter is closely linked between materials, particles, and applications; when describing one of these, the other two are introduced. The above structure of this chapter was organized for the benefit of the reader by providing the current principles and techniques together with the broad research fields of application of SSNTDs. Numerous detector parameters and applications are provided. Essential literature references are provided for detailed information on breakthroughs and recent advances.

Shi-Lun Guo; Bao-Liu Chen; S.A. Durrani

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced modeling of prompt fission neutrons  

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Theoretical and numerical studies of prompt fission neutrons are presented. The main results of the Los Alamos model often used in nuclear data evaluation work are reviewed briefly, and a preliminary assessment of uncertainties associated with the evaluated prompt fission neutron spectrum for n (0.5 MeV)+{sup 239}Pu is discussed. Advanced modeling of prompt fission neutrons is done by Monte Carlo simulations of the evaporation process of the excited primary fission fragments. The successive emissions of neutrons are followed in the statistical formalism framework, and detailed information, beyond average quantities, can be inferred. This approach is applied to the following reactions: {sup 252}Cf (sf), n{sub th} + {sup 239}Pu, n (0.5 MeV)+{sup 235}U, and {sup 236}Pu (sf). A discussion on the merits and present limitations of this approach concludes this presentation.

Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor power history from fission product signatures  

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The purpose of this research was to identify fission product signatures that could be used to uniquely identify a specific spent fuel assembly in order to improve international safeguards. This capability would help prevent and deter potential...

Sweeney, David J.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Fission Product Sorption in Graphite Structures  

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The goal of this project is to determine changes in adsorption and desorption of fission products to/from nuclear-grade graphite in response to a changing chemical environment. First, the project team will employ principle calculations and thermodynamic analysis to predict stability of fission products on graphite in the presence of structural defects commonly observed in very high- temperature reactor (VHTR) graphites. Desorption rates will be determined as a function of partial pressure of oxygen and iodine, relative humidity, and temperature. They will then carry out experimental characterization to determine the statistical distribution of structural features. This structural information will yield distributions of binding sites to be used as an input for a sorption model. Sorption isotherms calculated under this project will contribute to understanding of the physical bases of the source terms that are used in higher-level codes that model fission product transport and retention in graphite. The project will include the following tasks: Perform structural characterization of the VHTR graphite to determine crystallographic phases, defect structures and their distribution, volume fraction of coke, and amount of sp2 versus sp3 bonding. This information will be used as guidance for ab initio modeling and as input for sorptivity models; Perform ab initio calculations of binding energies to determine stability of fission products on the different sorption sites present in nuclear graphite microstructures. The project will use density functional theory (DFT) methods to calculate binding energies in vacuum and in oxidizing environments. The team will also calculate stability of iodine complexes with fission products on graphite sorption sites; Model graphite sorption isotherms to quantify concentration of fission products in graphite. The binding energies will be combined with a Langmuir isotherm statistical model to predict the sorbed concentration of fission products on each type of graphite site. The model will include multiple simultaneous adsorbing species, which will allow for competitive adsorption effects between different fission product species and O and OH (for modeling accident conditions).

Szlufarska, Izabela [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Morgan, Dane [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Allen, Todd [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Emission of Prompt Neutrons from Fission  

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An analysis of the total energies of the fragment pairs from fission is used with the mass equation of fission to estimate the distributions in the excitation energy of the fragments from spontaneous and neutron-induced fission of several nuclides. These excitations are used with simple neutron boil-off considerations to calculate the probabilities of emission of 0, 1, 2, 3... prompt neutrons. The calculated results are in good agreement with recent measurements.The same excitation energy distributions and neutron boil-off considerations are used with an assumption of an isotropic angular relation between the fragments and the emitted neutrons to calculate the energy spectrum of neutrons from thermal and 3-Mev neutron-induced fission of U235. For thermal-neutron fission, the calculated spectrum is in fair agreement with recent measurements. The calculations indicate little change in the spectrum for 3-Mev fission. The average energy of the prompt gamma rays is 3.8 Mev from this analysis.

R. B. Leachman

1956-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical descriptions of neutron emission in fission  

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Brief descriptions are given of the observables in neutron emission in fission together with early theoretical representations of two of these observables, namely, the prompt fission neutron spectrum N(E) and the average prompt neutron multiplicity {bar {nu}}{sub p}. This is followed by summaries, together with examples, of modern approaches to the calculation of these two quantities. Here, emphasis is placed upon the predictability and accuracy of the new approaches. In particular, the dependencies of N(E) and {bar {nu}}{sub p} upon the fissioning nucleus and its excitation energy are discussed. Then, recent work in multiple-chance fission and other recent work involving new measurements are presented and discussed. Following this, some properties of fission fragments are mentioned that must be better known and better understood in order to calculate N(E) and {bar {nu}}{sub p} with higher accuracy than is currently possible. In conclusion, some measurements are recommended for the purpose of benchmarking simultaneous calculations of neutron emission and gamma emission in fission. 32 refs., 26 figs.

Madland, D.G.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetric nucleon-induced fission Sample...  

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POLONICA B No 4 BIMODAL FISSION Summary: modes allows to describe observed asymmetric fis- sion of 256 Fm, as well as bimodal fission of 258 Fm... fission, respectively....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetrical fission type Sample Search...  

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POLONICA B No 4 BIMODAL FISSION Summary: modes allows to describe observed asymmetric fis- sion of 256 Fm, as well as bimodal fission of 258 Fm... fission, respectively....

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Solar tracking apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates to a solar tracking device which tracks the position of the sun using paired, partially-shaded photocells. Auxiliary photocells are used for initial acquisition of the sun and for the suppression of false tracking when the sun is obscured by clouds.

Hammons, Burrell E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Manhattan Project: Fission Comes to America, 1939  

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Excerpt from the comic book "Adventures Inside the Atom." Click on this image or visit the "Library" to view the whole comic book. FISSION COMES TO AMERICA Excerpt from the comic book "Adventures Inside the Atom." Click on this image or visit the "Library" to view the whole comic book. FISSION COMES TO AMERICA (1939) Events > Atomic Discoveries, 1890s-1939 A Miniature Solar System, 1890s-1919 Exploring the Atom, 1919-1932 Atomic Bombardment, 1932-1938 The Discovery of Fission, 1938-1939 Fission Comes to America, 1939 News of the fission experiments of Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, and of the Meitner-Frisch calculations that confirmed them, spread rapidly. Meitner and Frisch communicated their results to Niels Bohr, who was in Copenhagen preparing to depart for the United States via Sweden and England. Bohr confirmed the validity of the findings while sailing to New York City, arriving on January 16, 1939. Ten days later Bohr, accompanied by Enrico Fermi, communicated the latest developments to some European émigré scientists who had preceded him to this country and to members of the American scientific community at the opening session of a conference on theoretical physics in Washington, D.C.

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Properties of prompt-fission ? rays  

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In a Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach statistical framework, we describe spectra, average multiplicities, average energy, and multiplicity distributions of the prompt ? rays produced in the thermal neutron-induced fission of U235 and Pu239, and the spontaneous fission of Cf252. Comparisons against recent experimental data show reasonable agreement in all cases investigated, after adjustment of the initial spin distribution in the fission fragments. In particular, when we include in the calculation the Doppler broadening we obtain a qualitatively good description of the measured low-energy spectra, where contributions from collective discrete transitions in specific fragments can be identified. At higher energies, both the calculated neutron and ?-ray spectra are softer than experimental data. The impact of selected model parameters on the prompt neutron and ?-ray spectra is analyzed. Finally, we present the prompt ? spectrum and multiplicity distribution for the neutron-induced fission of U235 for 5.5 MeV neutron incident energy, just below the threshold for second-chance fission.

I. Stetcu; P. Talou; T. Kawano; M. Jandel

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy partition in low energy fission  

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The intrinsic excitation energy of fission fragments is dynamically evaluated in terms of the time dependent pairing equations. These equations are corroborated with two conditions. One of them fixes the number of particles and the another separates the pairing active spaces associated to the two fragments in the vicinity of the scission configuration. The fission path is obtained in the frame of the macroscopic-microscopic model. The single particle level schemes are obtained within the two center Woods-Saxon shell model. It is shown that the available intrinsic dissipated energy is not shared proportionally to the masses of the two fission fragments. If the heavy fragment possesses nucleon numbers close to the magic ones, the accumulated intrinsic excitation energy is lower than that of the light fragment.

M. Mirea

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of Pu241  

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The energy distribution of prompt neutrons resulting from the thermal-neutron-induced fission of Pu241 is measured. Fast time-of-flight techniques are employed in the neutron energy range 0.3 to 6.0 Mev. Proton recoils in emulsions are utilized for the measurement of neutron energies from 1.6 to 7.0 Mev. The experimentally determined Pu241 fission neutron spectrum is well represented by the Maxwellian distribution, N(E)?E12e-ET, where E is the neutron energy in Mev, N(E) the number of neutrons per unit energy interval, and T=1.3350.034 Mev. The measured average Pu241 fission neutron energy is 2.0020.051 Mev.

A. B. Smith; R. K. Sjoblom; J. H. Roberts

1961-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

54

Stellarator-Mirror Based Fusion Driven Fission Reactor  

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In a sub-critical fast fission reactor the neutron multiplication factor k eff, is less than unity. The coefficient k eff...is the average number of neutrons from a single fission ...

V. E. Moiseenko; K. Noack; O. gren

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Italian hybrid and fission reactors scenario analysis  

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Italy is a country where a long tradition of studies both in the fission and fusion field is consolidated; nevertheless a strong public opinion concerned with the destination of the Spent Nuclear Fuel hinders the development of nuclear power. The possibility to a severe reduction of the NSF mass generated from a fleet of nuclear reactors employing an hypothetical fusionfission hybrid reactor has been investigated in the Italian framework. The possibility to produce nuclear fuel for the fission nuclear reactors with the hybrid reactor was analyzed too.

Ciotti, M.; Manzano, J.; Sepielli, M. [ENEA CR Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi, 45, 00044, Frascati, Roma (Italy); ENEA CR casaccia, Via Anguillarese, 301, 00123, Santa Maria di Galeria, Roma (Italy)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty Quantification on Prompt Fission Neutrons Spectra  

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Uncertainties in the evaluated prompt fission neutrons spectra present in ENDF/B-VII.0 are assessed in the framework of the Los Alamos model. The methodology used to quantify the uncertainties on an evaluated spectrum is introduced. We also briefly review the Los Alamos model and single out the parameters that have the largest influence on the calculated results. Using a Kalman filter, experimental data and uncertainties are introduced to constrain model parameters, and construct an evaluated covariance matrix for the prompt neutrons spectrum. Preliminary results are shown in the case of neutron-induced fission of 235U from thermal up to 15 MeV incident energies.

P. Talou; D.G. Madland; T. Kawano

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission decay in intermediate heavy ion reactions  

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Results are presented on cross sections, parallel and perpendicular momentum transfers, charge loss and velocity systematics for fission following reactions of Fe and Nb projectiles at 50--100 MeV/A on targets of Ta, Au, and Th. The results at 100 MeV/A are compared to a detailed multistage deexcitation model. The initial collision is modeled with an intranuclear cascade. The resultant excited target residues then undergo a fast preequilibrium decay stage followed by a statistical decay involving nucleon evaporation and fission. Results from this modeling are in reasonable agreement with experimental data. 14 refs., 11 figs.

Britt, H.C.

1990-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpha decay from fission isomeric states  

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Alpha-decay half-lives from shape isomeric states of some even-even isotopes of U, Pu and Cm nuclei are calculated by using fission theory in the parametrisation of a spheroid intersected with a sphere. The potential barrier was calculated in the framework of the liquid-drop model of Myers and Swiatecki (1967) extended for systems with different charge densities; a phenomenological shell correction was introduced. The WKB computed lifetimes are many orders of magnitude longer than that of the spontaneous fission process, in agreement with experimental results.

D N Poenaru; M Ivascu

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Tracking to Detect Special Nuclear Materials  

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Previous experiments have proven that nuclear assemblies can be imaged and identified inside of shipping containers using vertical trajectory cosmic-ray muons with two-sided imaging. These experiments have further demonstrated that nuclear assemblies can be identified by detecting fission products in coincidence with tracked muons. By developing these technologies, advanced sensors can be designed for a variety of warhead monitoring and detection applications. The focus of this project is to develop tomographic-mode imaging using near-horizontal trajectory muons in conjunction with secondary particle detectors. This will allow imaging in-situ without the need to relocate the objects and will enable differentiation of special nuclear material (SNM) from other high-Z materials.

Schwellenbach, D. [NSTec; Dreesen, W. [NSTec; Green, J. A. [NSTec; Tibbitts, A. [NSTec; Schotik, G. [NSTec; Borozdin, K. [LANL; Bacon, J. [LANL; Midera, H. [LANL; Milner, C. [LANL; Morris, C. [LANL; Perry, J. [LANL; Barrett, S. [UW; Perry, K. [UW; Scott, A. [UW; Wright, C. [UW; Aberle, D. [NSTec

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-life for spontaneous fission of /sup 243/Cm  

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A method is proposed for measuring the half-life for spontaneous fission of curium 243. Isotope separation and purification techniques are described and the isotope ratio of the purified target is given. The efficiency of fission fragment detection for solid state mica detectors was measured with a curium 244 standard. Results for the rate of spontaneous fission are tabulated.

Polynov, V.N.; Druzhinin, A.A.; Korochkin, A.M.; Nikitin, E.A.; Bochkarev, V.A.; Vyachin, V.N.; Lapin, V.G.; Maksimov, M.Yu.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt muon-induced fission: a sensitive probe for nuclear energy dissipation and fission dynamics  

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Following the formation of an excited muonic atom, inner shell transitions may proceed without photon emission by inverse internal conversion, i.e. the muonic excitation energy is transferred to the nucleus. In actinides, the 2p -> 1s and the 3d -> 1s muonic transitions result in excitation of the nuclear giant dipole and giant quadrupole resonances, respectively, which act as doorway states for fission. The nuclear excitation energy is typically 6.5 - 10 MeV. Because the muon lifetime is long compared to the timescale of prompt nuclear fission, the motion of the muon in the Coulomb field of the fissioning nucleus may be utilized to learn about the dynamics of fission.

Volker E. Oberacker; A. Sait Umar; Feodor F. Karpeshin

2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission  

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The Skyrme nuclear energy density functional theory (DFT) is used to model neutron-induced fission in actinides. This paper focuses on the numerical implementation of the theory. In particular, it reports recent advances in DFT code development on leadership class computers, and presents a detailed analysis of the numerical accuracy of DFT solvers for near-scission calculations.

N. Schunck

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Covariances of Prompt Fission Neutron Spectra  

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Following the outcomes and the recommendations of the Working Party on Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) SG-26 the impact of the uncertainties and energy correlations in the prompt neutron fission spectra (PFNS) was studied in several critical benchmarks, both thermal and fast. Two different approaches to calculate the sensitivity of keff with respect to the fission neutron spectra, including the new so-called normalized sensitivity method, were used as a means to check and assure the mathematical correctness of the derived fission spectrum covariance matrices. A new Monte Carlo (MC) method has been proposed and applied to produce the covariance matrices of the PFNS for the neutron induced fission on 235U, 238U and 239Pu nuclei. The MC method was validated by comparison with the matrix derived analytically using the so-called File-30 formalism in ENDF terminology. Several sets of covariance matrices of the PFNS of 235U, 238U and 239Pu nuclei were derived from the uncertainties assigned to the model parameters of the Watt and the recently proposed Kornilov PFNS parameterizations.

I. Kodeli; R. Capote; A. Trkov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfer-induced fission of superheavy nuclei  

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Possibilities of transfer-induced fission of new isotopes of superheavy nuclei with charge numbers 103-108 are studied for the first time in the reactions {sup 48}Ca+{sup 244,246,248}Cm at energies near the corresponding Coulomb barriers. The predicted cross sections are found to be measurable with the detection of three-body final states.

Adamian, G. G. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tashkent, UZ-702132 Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan); Antonenko, N. V.; Zubov, A. S. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Sargsyan, V. V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Yerevan State University, Yerevan (Armenia); Scheid, W. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik der Justus-Liebig-Universitaet, D-35392 Giessen (Germany)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous fission properties of Rf104262  

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We have measured the mass and kinetic-energy distributions of fragments from the spontaneous fission (SF) of Rf104262. The Rf104262 was produced via the Pu244(22Ne,4n) reaction with a production cross section of ?0.7 nb using 114.4-MeV projectiles. The kinetic energies and times of the coincident fission fragments were measured using our rotating wheel system. From these data the half-life, mass, and kinetic-energy distributions were derived. The total kinetic-energy (TKE) distribution appears to consist of a single component with a most probable pre-neutron-emission TKE of 2152 MeV. The mass distribution is symmetric with a full width at half maximum of about 22 mass numbers. These results are consistent with trends observed for other trans-berkelium spontaneously fissioning isotopes. We determined the half-life to be 2.10.2 s by measuring its spontaneous fission decay. We also attempted to observe the alpha decay of Rf104262 by searching for alpha decay correlated in time with SF from the alpha daughter, 1.2-ms No258. We observed no such decays and have set an upper limit of 0.8% (68% confidence level) on the alpha decay branch of Rf104262. 1996 The American Physical Society.

M. R. Lane; K. E. Gregorich; D. M. Lee; M. F. Mohar; M. Hsu; C. D. Kacher; B. Kadkhodayan; M. P. Neu; N. J. Stoyer; E. R. Sylwester; J. C. Yang; D. C. Hoffman

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission Detection Using the Associated Particle Technique  

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A beam of tagged 14 MeV neutrons from the deuterium-tritium (DT) reaction is used to induce fission in a target composed of depleted uranium. The generator yield is 107 neutrons/second radiated into a 4? solid angle. Two 4 in.4 in. NaI detectors are used for gamma-ray detection. The fission process is known to produce multiple gamma-rays and neutrons. Triple coincidences (?-?-?) are measured as a function of neutron flight time up to 90 ns after fission, where the ?-particle arises from the DT reaction. A sudden increase in the triple coincidence rate at the location of the material is used to localize and detect fission in the interrogated target. Comparisons are made with experiment runs where lead, tungsten, and iron were used as target materials. The triple coincidence response profile from depleted uranium is noted to be different to those observed from the other target materials. The response from interrogation targets composed of fissile material is anticipated to be even more unique than that observed from depleted uranium.

R.P. Keegan, J.P. Hurley, J.R. Tinsley, R. Trainham, S.C. Wilde

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Lesson 5- Fission and Chain Reactions  

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Lesson Four showed how the nuclei of atoms store energy and how unstable atoms decay and release energy. How do nuclear engineers use this knowledge to help them harness energy to make electricity? The answer lies in being able to start a nuclear chain reaction in fuel inside a nuclear power plant and keep it going. This lesson examines nuclear reactions called fission as well as how uranium is processed from ore to fuel.

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Time dependent particle emission from fission products  

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Decay heating following nuclear fission is an important factor in the design of nuclear facilities; impacting a variety of aspects ranging from cooling requirements to shielding design. Calculations of decay heat, often assumed to be a simple product of activity and average decay product energy, are complicated by the so called 'pandemonium effect'. Elucidated in the 1970's this complication arises from beta-decays feeding high-energy nuclear levels; redistributing the available energy between betas and gammas. Increased interest in improving the theoretical predictions of decay probabilities has been, in part, motivated by the recent experimental effort utilizing the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectrometer (TAGS) to determine individual beta-decay transition probabilities to individual nuclear levels. Accurate predictions of decay heating require a detailed understanding of these transition probabilities, accurate representation of particle decays as well as reliable predictions of temporal inventories from fissioning systems. We will discuss a recent LANL effort to provide a time dependent study of particle emission from fission products through a combination of Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) predictions of beta-decay probabilities, statistical Hauser-Feshbach techniques to obtain particle and gamma-ray emissions in statistical Hauser-Feshbach and the nuclear inventory code, CINDER.

Holloway, Shannon T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MATERIAL TRACKING USING LANMAS  

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LANMAS is a transaction-based nuclear material accountability software product developed to replace outdated and legacy accountability systems throughout the DOE. The core underlying purpose of LANMAS is to track nuclear materials inventory and report transactions (movement, mixing, splitting, decay, etc.) to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS). While LANMAS performs those functions well, there are many additional functions provided by the software product. As a material is received onto a site or created at a site, its entire lifecycle can be tracked in LANMAS complete to its termination of safeguards. There are separate functions to track material movements between and within material balance areas (MBAs). The level of detail for movements within a MBA is configurable by each site and can be as high as a site designation or as detailed as building/room/rack/row/position. Functionality exists to track the processing of materials, either as individual items or by modeling a bulk process as an individual item to track inputs and outputs from the process. In cases where sites have specialized needs, the system is designed to be flexible so that site specific functionality can be integrated into the product. This paper will demonstrate how the software can be used to input material into an account and track it to its termination of safeguards.

Armstrong, F.

2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product yields for fast-neutron fission of /sup 243,244,246,248/Cm  

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Recent measurements of relative yields for /sup 95/Zr, /sup 125/Sb, /sup 137/Cs, /sup 141/Ce, /sup 144/Ce, and /sup 155/Eu for fast-neutron fission of samples enriched in the actinides /sup 243,244,246,248/Cm have been combined with a simple mass-distribution model to predict complete mass distributions for fast-neutron fission of each of these four curium actinides. Complete descriptions of the data analysis and of the model and its application and limitations are given.

Dickens, J.K.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: SPIDER: A Predictive Theory For Fission  

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Details In-Document Search Title: SPIDER: A Predictive Theory For Fission Authors: White, Morgan C. Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sierk, Arnold John Los Alamos National...

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September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear...  

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September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies Science Subject Feed Estimation of gas leak rates through very small orifices and channels. From sealed...

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January 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologie...  

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January 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies Laboratory studies of shearleach processing of zircaloy clad metallic uranium reactor fuel Swanson, J.L.;...

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Fission neutron spectra measurements at LANSCE - status and plans  

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A program to measure fission neutron spectra from neutron-induced fission of actinides is underway at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in a collaboration among the CEA laboratory at Bruyeres-le-Chatel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The spallation source of fast neutrons at LANSCE is used to provide incident neutron energies from less than 1 MeV to 100 MeV or higher. The fission events take place in a gas-ionization fission chamber, and the time of flight from the neutron source to that chamber gives the energy of the incident neutron. Outgoing neutrons are detected by an array of organic liquid scintillator neutron detectors, and their energies are deduced from the time of flight from the fission chamber to the neutron detector. Measurements have been made of the fission neutrons from fission of {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 237}Np and {sup 239}Pu. The range of outgoing energies measured so far is from 1 MeV to approximately 8 MeV. These partial spectra and average fission neutron energies are compared with evaluated data and with models of fission neutron emission. Results to date will be presented and a discussion of uncertainties will be given in this presentation. Future plans are to make significant improvements in the fission chambers, neutron detectors, signal processing, data acquisition and the experimental environment to provide high fidelity data including mea urements of fission neutrons below 1 MeV and improvements in the data above 8 MeV.

Haight, Robert C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Noda, Shusaku [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nelson, Ronald O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; O' Donnell, John M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Devlin, Matt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chatillon, Audrey [CEA-FRANCE; Granier, Thierry [CEA-FRANCE; Taieb, Julien [CEA-FRANCE; Laurent, Benoit [CEA-FRANCE; Belier, Gilbert [CEA-FRANCE; Becker, John A [LLNL; Wu, Ching - Yen [LLNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation energy dependence of fission in the mercury region  

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Background: Recent experiments on beta-delayed fission reported an asymmetric mass yield in the neutron-deficient nucleus 180Hg. Earlier experiments in the mass region A=190-200 close to the beta-stability line, using the (p,f) and (\\alpha,f) reactions, observed a more symmetric distribution of fission fragments. While the beta-delayed fission of 180Hg can be associated with relatively low excitation energy, this is not the case for light-ion reactions, which result in warm compound nuclei. Purpose: To elucidate the roles of proton and neutron numbers and excitation energy in determining symmetric and asymmetric fission yields, we compute and analyze the isentropic potential energy surfaces of 174,180,198Hg and 196,210Po. Methods: We use the finite-temperature superfluid nuclear density functional theory, for excitation energies up to E*=30MeV and zero angular momentum. For our theoretical framework, we consider the Skyrme energy density functional SkM* and a density-dependent pairing interaction. Results: For 174,180Hg, we predict fission pathways consistent with asymmetric fission at low excitation energies, with the symmetric fission pathway opening very gradually as excitation energy is increased. For 198Hg and 196Po, we expect the nearly-symmetric fission channel to dominate. 210Po shows a preference for a slightly asymmetric pathway at low energies, and a preference for a symmetric pathway at high energies. Conclusions: Our self-consistent theory suggests that excitation energy weakly affects the fission pattern of the nuclei considered. The transition from the asymmetric fission in the proton-rich nuclei to a more symmetric fission in the heavier isotopes is governed by the shell structure of pre-scission configurations.

J. D. McDonnell; W. Nazarewicz; J. A. Sheikh; A. Staszczak; M. Warda

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron capture and neutron-induced fission experiments on americium isotopes with DANCE  

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Neutron capture cross section data on Am isotopes were measured using the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The neutron capture cross section was determined for {sup 241}Am for neutron energies between thermal and 320 keV. Preliminary results were also obtained for {sup 243}Am for neutron energies between 35 eV and 200 keV. The results on concurrent neutron-induced fission and neutron-capture measurements on {sup 242m}Am will be presented, where the fission events were actively triggered during the experiments. In these experiments, the Parallel-Plate Avalanche Counter (PPAC) detector that surrounds the target located in the center of the DANCE array was used as a fission-tagging detector to separate (n,{gamma}) from (n,f) events. The first evidence of neutron capture on {sup 242m}Am in the resonance region in between 2 and 9 eV of the neutron energy was obtained.

Jandel, Marian [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Etched tracks and serendipitous dosimetry  

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......documented neutron measurements...for bomb neutrons at Hiroshima...235U(n, fission) reactions-a...to measure neutron fluences...weighted thermal fluence in...inferred from induced radionuclides...information, the energy spectrum of heavy......

Robert L. Fleischer; Sekyung Chang; Jeremy Farrell; Rachel C. Herrmann; Jonathan MacDonald; Marek Zalesky; Robert H. Doremus

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical factors affecting fission product transport in severe LMFBR accidents  

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This study was performed as a part of a larger evaluation effort on LMFBR accident, source-term estimation. Purpose was to provide basic chemical information regarding fission product, sodium coolant, and structural material interactions required to perform estimation of fission product transport under LMFBR accident conditions. Emphasis was placed on conditions within the reactor vessel; containment vessel conditions are discussed only briefly.

Wichner, R.P.; Jolley, R.L.; Gat, U.; Rodgers, B.R.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Thermal Rockets: The Physics of the Fission Reactor  

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Nuclear Thermal Rockets: The Physics of the Fission Reactor Shane D. Ross Control and Dynamical combustion are those powered by nuclear fission. Comparison of Chemical and Nuclear Rockets. Most existent.g., hydrogen and oxygen). In a nuclear rocket, or more precisely, a nuclear thermal rocket, the propellant

Ross, Shane

80

Electroplating method for producing ultralow-mass fissionable deposits  

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A method for producing ultralow-mass fissionable deposits for nuclear reactor dosimetry is described, including the steps of holding a radioactive parent until the radioactive parent reaches secular equilibrium with a daughter isotope, chemically separating the daughter from the parent, electroplating the daughter on a suitable substrate, and holding the electroplated daughter until the daughter decays to the fissionable deposit.

Ruddy, Francis H. (Monroeville, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fission-Powered Interstellar Precursor Mission  

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An 'interstellar precursor mission' lays the groundwork for eventual interstellar exploration by studying the interstellar medium and by stretching technologies that have potential application for eventual interstellar exploration. The numerous scientific goals for such a mission include generating a 3-D stellar map of our galaxy, studying Kuiper-belt and Oort cloud objects, and observing distant objects using the sun's gravitational lens as the primary of an enormous telescope. System equations are developed for a space tug which propels a 2500-kg scientific payload to 550 astronomical units in about 20 years. The tug to transport this payload uses electric propulsion with an Isp of 15,000 seconds and a fission reactor with a closed Brayton cycle to genemte the electricity. The optimal configuration may be to thrust for only about 6 years and then coast for the remaining 14 pars. This spacecraft does not require any physics breakthroughs or major advances in technology. The fission power syslem can be engineered and built by drawing upon known technologies developed for relatgd systems over the past 40 years. The tug system would eventually reach 1000 a.u in 33 years, and would have adequate power to relay large amounts of data throughout its journey.

Lenard, R.X.; Lipinski, R.J.; West, J.L.; Wright, S.A.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic Hosts for Fission Products Immobilization  

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Natural spinel, perovskite and zirconolite rank among the most leach resistant of mineral forms. They also have a strong affinity for a large number of other elements and including actinides. Specimens of natural perovskite and zirconolite were radioisotope dated and found to have survived at least 2 billion years of natural process while still remain their loading of uranium and thorium . Developers of the Synroc waste form recognized and exploited the capability of these minerals to securely immobilize TRU elements in high-level waste . However, the Synroc process requires a relatively uniform input and hot pressing equipment to produce the waste form. It is desirable to develop alternative approaches to fabricate these durable waste forms to immobilize the radioactive elements. One approach is using a high temperature process to synthesize these mineral host phases to incorporate the fission products in their crystalline structures. These mineral assemblages with immobilized fission products are then isolated in a durable high temperature glass for periods measured on a geologic time scale. This is a long term research concept and will begin with the laboratory synthesis of the pure spinel (MgAl2O4), perovskite (CaTiO3) and zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7) from their constituent oxides. High temperature furnace and/or thermal plasma will be used for the synthesis of these ceramic host phases. Nonradioactive strontium oxide will be doped into these ceramic phases to investigate the development of substitutional phases such as Mg1-xSrxAl2O4, Ca1-xSrxTiO3 and Ca1-xSrxZrTi2O7. X-ray diffraction will be used to establish the crystalline structures of the pure ceramic hosts and the substitution phases. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDX) will be performed for product morphology and fission product surrogates distribution in the crystalline hosts. The range of strontium doping is planned to reach the full substitution of the divalent metal ions, Mg and Ca, in the ceramic host phases. The immobilization of rear earth (lanthanide series) fission products in these ceramic host phases will also be studied this year. Cerium oxide is chosen to represent the rear earth fission product for substitution studies in spinel, perovskite and zirconolite ceramic hosts. Cerium has +3 and +4 oxidation states and it can replace some of the trivalent or tetravalent host ions to produce the substitution ceramics such as MgAl2-xCexO4, CaTi1-xCexO3, CaZr1-xCexTi2O7 and CaZrTi2-xCexO7. X-ray diffraction analysis will be used to compare the crystalline structures of the pure ceramic hosts and the substitution phases. SEM-EDX analysis will be used to study the Ce distribution in the ceramic host phases. The range of cerium doping is planned to reach the full substitution of the trivalent or tetravalent ions, Al, Ti and Zr, in the ceramic host phases.

Peter C Kong

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-Coincidence Active Neutron Interrogation of Fissionable Materials  

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Using a beam of tagged 14.1 MeV neutrons to probe for the presence of fissionable materials, we have measured n-?-? coincidences from depleted uranium (DU). The multiple coincidence rate is substantially above that measured from lead, tungsten, and iron. The presence of coincidences involving delayed gammas in the DU time spectra provides a signature for fissionable materials that is distinct from non-fissionable ones. In addition, the information from the tagged neutron involved in the coincidence gives the position of the fissionable material in all three dimensions. The result is an imaging probe for fissionable materials that is more compact and that produces much less radiation than other solutions.

J.P. Hurley, R.P. Keegan, J.R. Tinsley, R. Trainham, and S.C. Wilde

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

84

Tracks in the Snow  

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Tracks in the Snow Tracks in the Snow Nature Bulletin No. 98 January 11, 1947 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N. Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Superintendent of Conservation TRACKS IN THE SNOW Tracks in the snow tell fascinating stories of the secret lives of the wild animals that are abroad in wintertime -- stories of their search for food and the never-ending warfare between the hunter and the hunted. Walking through the woods, we came upon the trail of a red fox. The footprints of a fox are more pointed than those of a dog, more nearly in a straight line, and the hind foot is placed exactly on the print of the corresponding front foot. More-over, this fox had walked out across a meadow to a big ant hill on top of which he sat to listen and test the wind for scent. A dog will not do that. Later, back in the woods, he had jumped on a fallen tree and trotted along its length. A dog will not do that, either. The fox was traveling leisurely, pausing here and there to sniff at tufts of grass and other possible hiding places for mice.

85

Solar Tracking by Plants  

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...University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112...Solar Tracking in Desert Plants In the arid...were coastal sage scrub, which grows during...Mohave and Colorado desert scrub, which grow in...Mohave and Colorado desert scrub communities at sites...

James Ehleringer; Irwin Forseth

1980-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Fission Neutron Data Base for Active Interrogation of Actinides  

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This project will develop an innovative neutron detection system for active interrogation measurements. Many active interrogation methods to detect fissionable material are based on the detection of neutrons from fission induced by fast neutrons or high-energy gamma rays. The energy spectrum of the fission neutrons provides data to identify the fissionable isotopes and materials such as shielding between the fissionable material and the detector. The proposed path for the project is as follows. First, the team will develop new neutron detection systems and algorithms by Monte Carlo simulations and bench-top experiments. Next, They will characterize and calibrate detection systems both with monoenergetic and white neutron sources. Finally, high-fidelity measurements of neutron emission from fissions induced by fast neutrons will be performed. Several existing fission chambers containing U-235, Pu-239, U-238, or Th-232 will be used to measure the neutron-induced fission neutron emission spectra. The challenge for making confident measurements is the detection of neutrons in the energy ranges of 0.01 1 MeV and above 8 MeV, regions where the basic data on the neutron energy spectrum emitted from fission is least well known. In addition, improvements in the specificity of neutron detectors are required throughout the complete energy range: they must be able to clearly distinguish neutrons from other radiations, in particular gamma rays and cosmic rays. The team believes that all of these challenges can be addressed successfully with emerging technologies under development by this collaboration. In particular, the collaboration will address the area of fission neutron emission spectra for isotopes of interest in the advanced fuel cycle initiative (AFCI).

Pozzi, Sara; Czirr, J. Bart; Haight, Robert; Kovash, Michael; Tsvetkov, Pavel

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product studies in the symmetric mass region  

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Fission yields can be determined by radiochemical or mass spectrometric techniques. Mass spectrometry can provide more accurate data, particularly in the symmetric mass region where the probability of fission is low and uncertainties in isometric ratios occur. Fine structure in the mass distribution can usually only be determined by mass spectrometry. Many of the elements in the valley of symmetry have high ionization potentials and are therefore difficult to measure by solid source mass spectrometry. Analytical techniques have been developed to provide the sensitivity required to measure the small sample sizes available in fission product studies. Cumulative fission yields for ruthenium, palladium, cadmium, tin, and tellurium have been measured by mass spectrometry for the thermal and epicadmium fission of {sup 233}U and for thermal and epicadmium fission of {sup 239}Pu. These fission yields, which span the mass range 101 {le} A {le} 130, can be combined to give a mass yield curve for {sup 235}U in the valley region, which is symmetrical about A = 116.8 and exhibits fine structure in the mass 113 to 114 region. Fine structure in {sup 233}U is also present at mass 111. Mass spectrometric determinations of the fission yields of uranium ore at the Oklo mine site in Gabon enable the nuclear parameters of this natural reactor to be evaluated. This in turn enables the amounts of fission products produced in the reactor zone and the surrounding rocks enables an assessment to be made of the efficiency of this geological repository for containing radioactive waste. The elemental abundances can be determined by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. Unfortunately, the paucity of good fission yield data available for {sup 238}U by fast neutrons is a severe constraint in this evaluation.

De Laeter, J.R.; Rosman, K.J.R.; Loss, R.D. [Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth (AU)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prescission neutron multiplicity and fission probability from Langevin dynamics of nuclear fission  

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A theoretical model of one-body nuclear friction which was developed earlier, namely the chaos-weighted wall formula, is applied to a dynamical description of compound nuclear decay in the framework of the Langevin equation coupled with statistical evaporation of light particles and photons. We have used both the usual wall formula friction and its chaos-weighted version in the Langevin equation to calculate the fission probability and prescission neutron multiplicity for the compound nuclei $^{178}$W, $^{188}$Pt, $^{200}$Pb, $^{213}$Fr, $^{224}$Th, and $^{251}$Es. We have also obtained the contributions of the presaddle and postsaddle neutrons to the total prescission multiplicity. A detailed analysis of our results leads us to conclude that the chaos-weighted wall formula friction can adequately describe the fission dynamics in the presaddle region. This friction, however, turns out to be too weak to describe the postsaddle dynamics properly. This points to the need for a suitable explanation for the enhanc...

Chaudhuri, G; Chaudhuri, Gargi; Pal, Santanu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Control system for a small fission reactor  

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A system for controlling the reactivity of a small fission reactor includes an elongated, flexible hollow tube in the general form of a helical coiled spring axially positioned around and outside of the reactor vessel in an annular space between the reactor vessel and a surrounding cylindrical-shaped neutron reflector. A neutron absorbing material is provided within the hollow tube with the rate of the reaction controlled by the extension and compression of the hollow tube, e.g., extension of the tube increases reactivity while its compression reduces reactivity, in varying the amount of neutron absorbing material disposed between the reactor vessel and the neutron reflector. Conventional mechanical displacement means may be employed to control the coil density of the hollow tube as desired.

Burelbach, J.P.; Kann, W.J.; Saiveau, J.G.

1985-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

90

Detecting fission from special nuclear material sources  

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A neutron detector system for discriminating fissile material from non-fissile material wherein a digital data acquisition unit collects data at high rate, and in real-time processes large volumes of data directly into information that a first responder can use to discriminate materials. The system comprises counting neutrons from the unknown source and detecting excess grouped neutrons to identify fission in the unknown source. The system includes a graphing component that displays the plot of the neutron distribution from the unknown source over a Poisson distribution and a plot of neutrons due to background or environmental sources. The system further includes a known neutron source placed in proximity to the unknown source to actively interrogate the unknown source in order to accentuate differences in neutron emission from the unknown source from Poisson distributions and/or environmental sources.

Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA); Snyderman, Neal J. (Berkeley, CA)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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(Fuel, fission product, and graphite technology)  

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Travel to the Forschungszentrum (KFA) -- Juelich described in this report was for the purpose of participating in the annual meeting of subprogram managers for the US/DOE Umbrella Agreement for Fuel, Fission Product, and Graphite Technology. At this meeting the highlights of the cooperative exchange were reviewed for the time period June 1989 through June 1990. The program continues to contribute technology in an effective way for both countries. Revision 15 of the Subprogram Plan will be issued as a result of the meeting. There was interest expressed by KFA management in the level of support received from the NPR program and in potential participation in the COMEDIE loop experiment being conducted at the CEA.

Stansfield, O.M.

1990-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

92

Compilation of fission product yields Vallecitos Nuclear Center  

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This document is the ninth in a series of compilations of fission yield data made at Vallecitos Nuclear Center in which fission yield measurements reported in the open literature and calculated charge distributions have been utilized to produce a recommended set of yields for the known fission products. The original data with reference sources, as well as the recommended yields are presented in tabular form for the fissionable nuclides U-235, Pu-239, Pu-241, and U-233 at thermal neutron energies; for U-235, U-238, Pu-239, and Th-232 at fission spectrum energies; and U-235 and U-238 at 14 MeV. In addition, U-233, U-236, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Np-237 at fission spectrum energies; U-233, Pu-239, Th-232 at 14 MeV and Cf-252 spontaneous fission are similarly treated. For 1979 U234F, U237F, Pu249H, U234He, U236He, Pu238F, Am241F, Am243F, Np238F, and Cm242F yields were evaluated. In 1980, Th227T, Th229T, Pa231F, Am241T, Am241H, Am242Mt, Cm245T, Cf249T, Cf251T, and Es254T are also evaluated.

Rider, B.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Magnetic Low-Friction Track  

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The standard low-friction tracks used to test Newton's laws are the air track and the low-friction cart track. Both are commercially available and provide low-friction environments to test various physics concepts. At a recent science fair one of the authors (JG) presented a magnetically levitated cart and track. A literature search found no previous testing of magnetically levitated carts.1 This paper compares a magnetically levitated cart against the two standard low-friction tracks.

Mark Paetkau; Manpreet Bahniwal; James Gamblen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Forensic Tracking and Surveillance Algorithms for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Settings  

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Forensic Tracking and Surveillance Algorithms for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Settings Submitted-Kuwari) Date: #12;"I cannot succeed except through God" #12;Abstract Digital forensics is an emerging field. Traditionally, digital forensics has been confined to the extraction of digital evidence from electronic devices

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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LED Price Tracking Form  

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DOE intends to update the SSL Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning report on an annual basis, but doing so requires that we have sufficient product and purchase data including acquisition date, purchase price, product category, and rated initial lumens. Those interested in helping collect this data are asked to use the LED Price Tracking FormMicrosoft Excel and follow the instructions for submitting data.

96

Discovery of a new mode of nuclear fission  

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We measured the mass and kinetic-energy partitioning in the spontaneous fission of /sup 258/Fm, /sup 259/Md, /sup 260/Md, /sup 258/No, and /sup 260/(104). Surprisingly, these energy distributions were skewed upward or downward from the peak in each case, except for /sup 260/(104), indicating a composite of two energy distributions. We interpret this as a new mode of fission in which there is mixture of liquid-drop-like and fragment-shell-directed symmetric fission.

Hulet, E.K.; Wild, J.F.; Dougan, R.J.; Lougheed, R.W.; Landrum, J.H.; Dougan, A.D.; Schaedel, M.; Hahn, R.L.; Baisden, P.A.; Henderson, C.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Scission neutron emission and prompt fission neutron spectrum  

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The mass, energy and angular integrated spectra of prompt fission neutrons for sup 2 sup 3 sup 5 U induced fission in the energy range from thermal to 5 MeV were analyzed. It allows assume that about 0.362+-0.025 neutrons per fission are emitted due to another mechanism then neutron emission from excited fragments after full acceleration. The spectrum of scission neutrons consists of two components with average energy 0.98 MeV and 2.74 MeV. The share of scission neutrons and their spectrum shape estimated in this work does not contradict to results of differential experiments analyzed in previous papers.

Kornilov, N V

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Actinide neutron-induced fission cross section measurements at LANSCE  

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Fission cross sections of a range of actinides have been measured at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in support of nuclear energy applications in a wide energy range from sub-thermal energies up to 200 MeV. A parallel-plate ionization chamber are used to measure fission cross sections ratios relative to the {sup 235}U standard while incident neutron energies are determined using the time-of-flight method. Recent measurements include the {sup 233,238}U, {sup 239-242}Pu and {sup 243}Am neutron-induced fission cross sections. Obtained data are presented in comparison with ex isting evaluations and previous data.

Tovesson, Fredrik K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Laptev, Alexander B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Tony S [INL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Cross section for the subbarrier fission of {sup 244}Cm  

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The cross section for {sup 244}Cm fission induced by neutrons of energy in the range between 0.07 eV and 20 keV was measured by using the lead slowing-down spectrometer (LSDS-100) of the Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). The parameters of the resonance areas were determined for the lowest eight s-wave neutron resonances, and the respective fission widths were evaluated. Also, the parameters of the intermediate structure in the cross section for the subbarrier fission of {sup 244}Cm nuclei were evaluated. The results were compared with available data and recommendations based on evaluations.

Alekseev, A. A.; Bergman, A. A.; Berlev, A. I.; Koptelov, E. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Samylin, B. F.; Svirin, M. I.; Trufanov, A. M.; Fursov, B. I.; Shorin, V. S., E-mail: shorin@ippe.r [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Actinide Neutron-Induced Fission Cross Section Measurements At LANSCE  

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Fission cross sections of a range of actinides have been measured at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in support of nuclear energy applications in a wide energy range from sub thermal energies up to 200 MeV. Parallel-plate ionization chambers are used to measure fission cross sections ratios relative to the {sup 235}U standard while incident neutron energies are determined using the time-of-flight method. Recent measurements include the {sup 233,238}U, {sup 239-242}Pu and {sup 243}Am neutron-induced fission cross sections. Obtained data are presented in comparison with existing evaluations and previous data.

Tovesson, F.; Laptev, A. B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545 (United States); Hill, T. S. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls ID 83415 (United States)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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110101BenefitsNuclearFission.ppt [Read-Only]  

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Benefits of Nuclear Fission to Benefits of Nuclear Fission to the Civilian Space Program Gary Langford Fission Project Manager NASA MSFC NERAC Nov. 6, 2001 2 * Outer solar system exploration. * Planetary or lunar surface missions (robotic or human). * High-performance propulsion for human missions. * Advanced applications. Uses of Nuclear Fission in the Civilian Space Program Highly advanced propulsion, extremely high power surface applications. 3 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 Phase 1 * 10-500 kW NEP * 10-500 kW spacecraft & surface powerplants Phase 3 * 10-1000 MW, 0.1-1 kg/kW NEP * >2000 s Isp gas/plasma-based NTR Phase 2 * 1-100 MW, 1-10 kg/kW NEP * 900-1000 s Isp solid- core NTR * Multi-MW space & surface powerplants Kuiper Belt Exploration Triton Lander Europa Ocean Science Station Pluto Orbiter Large Asteroids Io Volcanic Observer

102

Determination of fission rate by mean last passage time  

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The mean last passage time is introduced instead of the mean first passage time for determining the decay rate of a nucleus after induced fission. The stationary fission rate calculated by the inverse of the mean last passage time at the saddle point is in agreement with the result of Langevin simulations and better than that of the mean first passing time at the scission point. In particular, we take into account the backstreaming effect where test particles pass over the potential barrier multiple times. It is shown that the oscillating time of a hot fissioning system around the saddle point is the longest one in time scales of the fission, thus more neutrons might be emitted during this period.

Jing-Dong Bao and Ying Jia

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Singlet exciton fission : applications to solar energy harvesting  

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Singlet exciton fission transforms a single molecular excited state into two excited states of half the energy. When used in solar cells it can double the photocurrent from high energy photons increasing the maximum ...

Thompson, Nicholas John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half life for spontaneous fission of curium-245  

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A sample of curium-245 of extremely high enrichment was obtained with an electromagnetic separator. The half-life for spontaneous fission was determined by measuring the rate of alpha decay. (AIP)

Druzhinin, A.A.; Polynov, V.N.; Vesnovskii, S.P.; Korochkin, A.M.; Lbov, A.A.; Nikitin, E.A.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Thermodynamics of fission products in UO2+-x  

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The stabilities of selected fission products - Xe, Cs, and Sr - are investigated as a function of non-stoichiometry x in UO{sub 2{+-}x}. In particular, density functional theory (OFT) is used to calculate the incorporation and solution energies of these fission products at the anion and cation vacancy sites, at the divacancy, and at the bound Schottky defect. In order to reproduce the correct insulating state of UO{sub 2}, the DFT calculations are performed using spin polarization and with the Hubbard U tenn. In general, higher charge defects are more soluble in the fuel matrix and the solubility of fission products increases as the hyperstoichiometry increases. The solubility of fission product oxides is also explored. CS{sub 2}O is observed as a second stable phase and SrO is found to be soluble in the UO{sub 2} matrix for all stoichiometries. These observations mirror experimentally observed phenomena.

Nerikar, Pankaj V [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Identification of Fissionable Materials Using the Tagged Neutron Technique  

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This summary describes experiments to detect and identify fissionable materials using the tagged neutron technique. The objective of this work is to enhance homeland security capability to find fissionable material that may be smuggled inside shipping boxes, containers, or vehicles. The technique distinguishes depleted uranium from lead, steel, and tungsten. Future work involves optimizing the technique to increase the count rate by many orders of magnitude and to build in the additional capability to image hidden fissionable materials. The tagged neutron approach is very different to other techniques based on neutron die-away or photo-fission. This work builds on the development of the Associated Particle Imaging (API) technique at the Special Technologies Laboratory (STL) [1]. Similar investigations have been performed by teams at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Khlopin Radium Institute in Russia, and by the EURITRACK collaboration in the European Union [2,3,4].

R.P. Keegan, J.P. Hurley, J.R. Tinsley, R. Trainham

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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June 2014 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies...  

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June 2014 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies Behavior of spent nuclear fuel in water pool storage Johnson, A.B. Jr. (1977) 78 Estimation of gas leak rates...

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July 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies...  

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July 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies Science Subject Feed Estimation of gas leak rates through very small orifices and channels. From sealed PuO...

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Relationship between Air Concentration of Radioactive Fission Products and Fallout  

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... with rain or snow. This seems to be true for recent material from the 'Teapot' tests as well as for old fission products collected between December 1954 and February ...

I. H. BLIFFORD; L. B. LOCKHART; R. A. BAUS

1956-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous fission half-lives for ground state nuclides  

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Measurements of the spontaneous fission half-lives of nuclides of elements Z = 90 to 107 have been compiled and evaluated. Recommended values are presented. 126 refs., 96 tabs.

Holden, N.E. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Hoffman, D.C. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross section for fast neutron induced /sup 243/Cm fission  

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The authors discuss a method for measuring the cross section of the fission of curium 243 which either eliminates or corrects for the interference arising from sister isotopes or from the half-life spontaneous fission of this isotope. Soda-lime glass was used as the detector material and uranium 235 as the calibration standard. The irradiation facility is described. Error estimates are given.

Fomushkin, E.F.; Novoselov, G.F.; Vinogradov, Yu.I.; Vyachin, V.N.; Gavrilov, V.V.; Koshelev, A.S.; Polynov, V.N.; Surin, V.M.; Shvetsov, A.M.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Calculation of Fission Observables Through Event-by-Event Simulation  

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The increased interest in more exclusive fission observables has demanded more detailed models. We present here a new computational model, FREYA, that aims to met this need by producing large samples of complete fission events from which any observable of interest can then be extracted consistently, including arbitrary correlations. The various model assumptions are described and the potential utility of the model is illustrated by means of several novel correlation observables.

Randrup, J; Vogt, R

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

113

Circle Track Magazine Project GREEN: New Smyrna Track Testing...  

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catalytic convertors (100 CPI) Data was analyzed and the petroleum displacementGHG reduction determined Race demonstration 13 La Crosse Speedway - mile asphalt track...

114

Event-by-Event Simulation of Induced Fission  

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We are developing a novel code that treats induced fission by statistical (or Monte-Carlo) simulation of individual decay chains. After its initial excitation, the fissionable compound nucleus may either deexcite by evaporation or undergo binary fission into a large number of fission channels each with different energetics involving both energy dissipation and deformed scission prefragments. After separation and Coulomb acceleration, each fission fragment undergoes a succession of individual (neutron) evaporations, leading to two bound but still excited fission products (that may further decay electromagnetically and, ultimately, weakly), as well as typically several neutrons. (The inclusion of other possible ejectiles is planned.) This kind of approach makes it possible to study more detailed observables than could be addressed with previous treatments which have tended to focus on average quantities. In particular, any type of correlation observable can readily be extracted from a generated set of events. With a view towards making the code practically useful in a variety of applications, emphasis is being put on making it numerically efficient so that large event samples can be generated quickly. In its present form, the code can generate one million full events in about 12 seconds on a MacBook laptop computer. The development of this qualitatively new tool is still at an early stage and quantitative reproduction of existing data should not be expected until a number of detailed refinement have been implemented.

Vogt, R; Randrup, J

2007-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

115

Non-equilibrium fission processes in intermediate energy nuclear collisions  

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We have measured the target fragment yields, angular and energy distributions for the interaction of 12-16 MeV/A/sup 32/S with /sup 165/Ho and /sup 197/Au and for the interaction of 32 and 44 MeV/A /sup 40/Ar with /sup 197/Au. The Au fission fragments associated with the peripheral collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in a normal, ''slow'' fission process in which statistical equilibrium has been established. At the two lowest projectile energies, the Au fission fragments associated with the central collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in part from ''fast'' (/tau//approximately//sup /minus/23/s), non-equilibrium processes. Most of the Ho fission fragments originate in non- equilibrium processes. The fast, non-equilibrium process giving rise to these fragments has many of the characteristics of ''fast fission'', but the cross sections associated with these fragments are larger than one would expect from current theories of ''fast fission. '' 14 refs., 8 figs.

Loveland, W.; Casey, C.; Xu, Z.; Seaborg, G.T.; Aleklett, K.; Sihver, L.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Symmetric and asymmetric fission modes in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of {sup 238}U  

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Fission product cross sections of intermediate-energy fission of {sup 238}U were used in order to construct the charge and mass yield distributions. Enriched target of {sup 238}U was irradiated by proton beam with energy 660 MeV for several hours at the LNP Phasotron, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia. The charge distribution of the fission fragments was analyzed for calculation of isobaric cross sections. The mass yield curves were expanded into symmetric and asymmetric components according multimodal fission approach. The fissility values of actinides were calculated at given proton energy. The obtained results have been compared to the same data for targets {sup 237}Np and {sup 241}Am.

Balabekyan, A. R., E-mail: balabekyan@ysu.am; Karapetyan, G. S. [Yerevan State University (Armenia); Demekhina, N. A.; Adam, J. [JINR (Russian Federation); Katovsky, K. [Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Nuclear Reactors (Czech Republic)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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REC Tracking Systems Design Guide  

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OAK-B135 The Design Guide is presented in three parts. Section II describes the need for REC tracking, the two principal tracking methods available, and, in simple terms, the operation of certificate-based systems. Section III presents the major issues in the design of certificate-based tracking systems and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of alternative solutions. Finally, Section IV offers design principles or recommendations for most of these issues.

Meredith Wingate

2004-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

118

Legal Management Tracking System Page  

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Legal Management Tracking System Page 1 of 1 Back to Case Costs Contractor Litigation - Law Firm Invoices Office: Richland Operations Office Parties: DWAYNE HALL v. FLUOR HANFORD,...

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TOWER-TRACKING HELIOSTAT ARRAY.  

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?? This thesis presents a method of tracking and correcting for the swaying of a central receiver tower in concentrated solar production plants. The method (more)

Masters, Joel T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Description of induced nuclear fission with Skyrme energy functionals: Static potential energy surfaces and fission fragment properties  

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Eighty years after its experimental discovery, a description of induced nuclear fission based solely on the interactions between neutrons and protons and quantum many-body methods still poses formidable challenges. The goal of this paper is to contribute to the development of a predictive microscopic framework for the accurate calculation of static properties of fission fragments for hot fission and thermal or slow neutrons. To this end, we focus on the Pu239(n,f) reaction and employ nuclear density functional theory with Skyrme energy densities. Potential energy surfaces are computed at the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approximation with up to five collective variables. We find that the triaxial degree of freedom plays an important role, both near the fission barrier and at scission. The impact of the parametrization of the Skyrme energy density and the role of pairing correlations on deformation properties from the ground state up to scission are also quantified. We introduce a general template for the quantitative description of fission fragment properties. It is based on the careful analysis of scission configurations, using both advanced topological methods and recently proposed quantum many-body techniques. We conclude that an accurate prediction of fission fragment properties at low incident neutron energies, although technologically demanding, should be within the reach of current nuclear density functional theory.

N. Schunck; D. Duke; H. Carr; A. Knoll

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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121

The Future of Energy from Nuclear Fission  

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Nuclear energy is an important part of our current global energy system, and contributes to supplying the significant demand for electricity for many nations around the world. There are 433 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries with an installed capacity of 367 GWe as of October 2011 (IAEA PRIS, 2011). Nuclear electricity generation totaled 2630 TWh in 2010 representing 14% the worlds electricity generation. The top five countries of total installed nuclear capacity are the US, France, Japan, Russia and South Korea at 102, 63, 45, 24, and 21 GWe, respectively (WNA, 2012a). The nuclear capacity of these five countries represents more than half, 68%, of the total global nuclear capacity. The role of nuclear power in the global energy system today has been motivated by several factors including the growing demand for electric power, the regional availability of fossil resources and energy security concerns, and the relative competitiveness of nuclear power as a source of base-load electricity. There is additional motivation for the use of nuclear power because it does not produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or local air pollutants during its operation and contributes to low levels of emissions throughout the lifecycle of the nuclear energy system (Beerten, J. et. al., 2009). Energy from nuclear fission primarily in the form of electric power and potentially as a source of industrial heat could play a greater role for meeting the long-term growing demand for energy worldwide while addressing the concern for climate change from rising GHG emissions. However, the nature of nuclear fission as a tremendously compact and dense form of energy production with associated high concentrations of radioactive materials has particular and unique challenges as well as benefits. These challenges include not only the safety and cost of nuclear reactors, but proliferation concerns, safeguard and storage of nuclear materials associated with nuclear fuel cycles. In March of 2011, an unprecedented earthquake of 9 magnitude and ensuing tsunami off the east coast of Japan caused a severe nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan (Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, 2011). The severity of the nuclear accident in Japan has brought about a reinvestigation of nuclear energy policy and deployment activities for many nations around the world, most notably in Japan and Germany (BBC, 2011; Reuter, 2011). The response to the accident has been mixed and its full impact may not be realized for many years to come. The nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan has not directly affected the significant on-going nuclear deployment activities in many countries. China, Russia, India, and South Korea, as well as others, are continuing with their deployment plans. As of October 2011, China had the most reactors under construction at 27, while Russia, India, and South Korea had 11, 6, and 5 reactors under construction, respectively (IAEA PRIS, 2011). Ten other nations have one or two reactors currently under construction. Many more reactors are planned for future deployment in China, Russia, and India, as well as in the US. Based on the World Nuclear Associations data, the realization of Chinas deployment plan implies that China will surpass the US in total nuclear capacity some time in the future.

Kim, Son H.; Taiwo, Temitope

2013-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

122

BSTBacterial Source Tracking Conference Proceedings  

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BSTBacterial Source Tracking Conference Proceedings 2012 Bacterial Source Tracking State Conference Conference Proceedings Prepared by: Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute Courtney Smith of the Science Conference Texas Water Resources Institute TR-427 June 2012 #12;#12;Texas Water Resources

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Spontaneous Muon Emission during Fission, a New Nuclear Radioactivity  

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In this paper the essential theoretical predictions for the nuclear muonic radioactivity are presented by using a special fission-like model similar with that used in description of the pionic emission during fission. Hence, a fission-like model for the muonic radioactivity takes into account the essential degree of freedom of the system: muon-fissility, muon-fission barrier height, etc. Using this model it was shown that most of the SHE-nuclei lie in the region where the muonic fissility parameters attain their limiting value X=1. Hence, the SHE-region is characterized by the absence of a classical barrier toward spontaneous muon and pion emissions. Numerical estimations on the yields for the natural muonic radioactivities of the transuranium elements as well numerical values for barrier heights are given only for even-even parent nuclei. Some experimental results from LCP-identification emission spectrum are reviewed. Also, the experimental results obtained by Khryachkov et al, using new spectrometer for investigation of ternary nuclear fission, are presented. The OPERA-experiment proposed to perform search for muonic radioactivity from lead nuclei, in the low background conditions offered by the Gran Sasso underground Laboratory (LNGS), is discussed.

D. B. Ion; M. L. D. Ion; Reveica Ion-Mihai

2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

124

Modeling of Fission Gas Release in UO2  

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A two-stage gas release model was examined to determine if it could provide a physically realistic and accurate model for fission gas release under Prometheus conditions. The single-stage Booth model [1], which is often used to calculate fission gas release, is considered to be oversimplified and not representative of the mechanisms that occur during fission gas release. Two-stage gas release models require saturation at the grain boundaries before gas is release, leading to a time delay in release of gases generated in the fuel. Two versions of a two-stage model developed by Forsberg and Massih [2] were implemented using Mathcad [3]. The original Forsbers and Massih model [2] and a modified version of the Forsberg and Massih model that is used in a commercially available fuel performance code (FRAPCON-3) [4] were examined. After an examination of these models, it is apparent that without further development and validation neither of these models should be used to calculate fission gas release under Prometheus-type conditions. There is too much uncertainty in the input parameters used in the models. In addition. the data used to tune the modified Forsberg and Massih model (FRAPCON-3) was collected under commercial reactor conditions, which will have higher fission rates relative to Prometheus conditions [4].

MH Krohn

2006-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

125

Initial Back-to-Back Fission Chamber Testing in ATRC  

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Development and testing of in-pile, real-time neutron sensors for use in Materials Test Reactor experiments is an ongoing project at Idaho National Laboratory. The Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility has sponsored a series of projects to evaluate neutron detector options in the Advanced Test Reactor Critical Facility (ATRC). Special hardware was designed and fabricated to enable testing of the detectors in the ATRC. Initial testing of Self-Powered Neutron Detectors and miniature fission chambers produced promising results. Follow-on testing required more experiment hardware to be developed. The follow-on testing used a Back-to-Back fission chamber with the intent to provide calibration data, and a means of measuring spectral indices. As indicated within this document, this is the first time in decades that BTB fission chambers have been used in INL facilities. Results from these fission chamber measurements provide a baseline reference for future measurements with Back-to-Back fission chambers.

Benjamin Chase; Troy Unruh; Joy Rempe

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Fission product retention in TRISCO coated UO sub 2 particle fuels subjected to HTR simulated core heating tests  

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Results of the examination and analysis of 25,730 individual microspheres from spherical fuel elements HFR-K3/1 and HFR-K3/3 are reported. The parent spheres were irradiated in excess of end-of-life exposure and subsequently subjected to simulated core heating tests in a special high-temperature furnace at Forschungszentrum, Juelich, GmbH (KFA). Following the heating tests, the spheres were electrolytically deconsolidated to obtain unbonded fuel particles for Irradiated Microsphere Gamma Analyzer (IMGA) analysis. For sphere HFR-K3/1, which was heated for 500 h at 1600{degree}C, only four particles were identified as having released fission products. The remaining particles from the sphere showed no statistical evidence of fission product release. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) examination showed that three of the defect particles had large sections of the TRISO coating missing, while the fourth appeared normal. For sphere HFR-K3/3, which was heated for 100 h at 1800{degree}C, the IMGA data revealed that fission product release (cesium) from individual particles was significant and that there was large particle-to-particle variation in retention capabilities. Individual particle release (cesium) averaged ten times the KFA-measured integral spherical fuel element release value. In addition, the bimodal distribution of the individual particle data indicated that two distinct modes of failure at fuel temperatures of 1800{degree}C and above may exist. 6 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

Baldwin, C.A.; Kania, M.J.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Large Scale Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering Environment  

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In this paper, a fully integrated Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering environment that exploits CAD and CAE technologies in ... vehicles is presented. The Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering environment com...

Kyung K. Choi; J. Kirk Wu; Kuang-Hua Chang; Jun Tang

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Toward Designed Singlet Fission: Electronic States and Photophysics of  

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Designed Singlet Fission: Electronic States and Photophysics of Designed Singlet Fission: Electronic States and Photophysics of 1,3-Diphenylisobenzofuran Andrew F. Schwerin, Justin C. Johnson, Millicent B. Smith, Paiboon Sreearunothai, Duska Popovic, Jiri Cerny, Zdenek Havlas, Irina Paci, Akin Akdag, Matthew K. MacLeod, Xudong Chen, Donald E. David, Mark A. Ratner, John R. Miller, Arthur J. Nozik and Josef Michl J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 1457-1473 (2010). [Find paper at ACS Publications] Abstract: Single crystal molecular structure and solution photophysical properties are reported for 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran (1), of interest as a model compound in studies of singlet fission. For the ground state of 1 and of its radical cation (1+*) and anion (1-*), we report the UV-visible absorption spectra, and for neutral 1, also the magnetic

129

Fission cross section measurements of actinides at LANSCE  

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Fission cross sections of a range of actinides have been measured at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in support of nuclear energy applications. By combining measurement at two LANSCE facilities, Lujan Center and the Weapons Neutron Research center (WNR), differential cross sections can be measured from sub-thermal energies up to 200 MeV. Incident neutron energies are determined using the time-of-flight method, and parallel-plate ionization chambers are used to measure fission cross sections relative to the {sup 235}U standard. Recent measurements include the {sup 233,238}U, {sup 239,242}Pu and {sup 243}Am neutron-induced fission cross sections. In this paper preliminary results for cross section data of {sup 243}Am and {sup 233}U will be presented.

Tovesson, Fredrik [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Laptev, Alexander B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Tony S [INL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Nuclear Superfluidity and Statistical Effects in Nuclear Fission  

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The Bardeen, Cooper, Schrieffer formalism is applied to a calculation of the mean-square projection K02 of the angular momentum along the symmetry axis of an excited deformed nucleus. The results are compared with empirical values obtained from analysis of recent data on fission-fragment angular distributions. The comparison corroborates qualitatively the validity of this application of the BCS formalism. Quantitative optimization of the fit to experiment yields the result that the energy gap for a nucleus deformed to the fission-barrier shape is about twice as large as the same quantity at the stable shape. Implications of this result for odd-even effects in nuclear fission are discussed.

James J. Griffin

1963-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Detecting a Nuclear Fission Reactor at the Center of the Earth  

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A natural nuclear fission reactor with a power output of 3- 10 terawatt at the center of the earth has been proposed as the energy source of the earth's magnetic field. The proposal can be directly tested by a massive liquid scintillation detector that can detect the signature spectrum of antineutrinos from the geo-reactor as well as the direction of the antineutrino source. Such detectors are now in operation or under construction in Japan/Europe. However, the clarity of both types of measurements may be limited by background from antineutrinos from surface power reactors. Future U. S. detectors, relatively more remote from power reactors, may be more suitable for achieving unambiguous spectral and directional evidence for a 3TW geo-reactor.

R. S. Raghavan

2002-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

132

Cooperative Modeling and Design History Tracking Using Design Tracking Matrix  

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This thesis suggests a new framework for cooperative modeling which supports concurrency design protocol with a design history tracking function. The proposed framework allows designers to work together while eliminating design conflicts...

Kim, Jonghyun

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

133

DOE Science Showcase - Fission Theory | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of  

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Fission Theory Fission Theory A predictive theory of nuclear fission has eluded physicists since 1939. Because understanding the fission process is crucial for many areas of scientific research, including particle systems, the development of carbon-free energy and to national security, much work continues at the Department of Energy (DOE) to understand fission's inherent complexity. Today, scientists are performing new experiments and using both microscopic and macroscopic-microscopic models of fission to help them in this quest. Read more about remarkable advances in the Department's fission theory research In the OSTI Collections: Fission Theory by Dr. William Watson, Physicist, OSTI staff. Image Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory Additional Links of Interest Office of Nuclear Energy, DOE

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Planetary and Protostellar Nuclear Fission: Implications for Planetary Change, Stellar Ignition and Dark Matter  

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...changes in the geomagnetic field. The concept that thermonuclear fusion reactions in stars are ignited by nuclear fission...protostellar nuclear fission reactors failed to ignite thermonuclear fusion reactions. The Royal Society is collaborating...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Low-energy nuclear fission and our understanding of the nucleus  

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The interactions between experimental discoveries in low-energy nuclear fission and our theoretical understanding of the ... our current experimental and theoretical understanding of low-energy fission and the pr...

H. L. Hall; D. C. Hoffman

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Fusion Hindrance and Quasi-Fission in 48Ca Induced Reactions  

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...February 2004 research-article Articles Fusion Hindrance and Quasi-Fission in 48Ca Induced Reactions...INFN-Sezione di Napoli, I-80126, Napoli, Italy. Fusion-fission and fusion-evaporation cross sections have been measured in......

Monica Trotta; A. M. Stefanini; B. R. Behera; L. Corradi; E. Fioretto; A. Gadea; S. Szilner; Y. W. Wu; S. Beghini; G. Montagnoli; F. Scarlassara; A. Yu. Chizhov; I. M. Itkis; G. N. Kniajeva; N. A. Kondratiev; E. M. Kozulin; I. V. Pokrovsky; R. N. Sagaidak; V. M. Voskressensky; F. Haas; N. Rowley

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetric fission barriers Sample Search...  

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POLONICA B No 4 BIMODAL FISSION Summary: modes allows to describe observed asymmetric fis- sion of 256 Fm, as well as bimodal fission of 258 Fm... - particle states for the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - actinides fission products Sample Search...  

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fission with a large mass asymmetry within the self-consistent HFB theory. A new fis- sion valley... of this fission mode corresponds to the expected one in cluster...

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A Model for Water Factor Measurements With Fission-Neutron Logging...  

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A Model for Water Factor Measurements With Fission-Neutron Logging Tools (May 1983) A Model for Water Factor Measurements With Fission-Neutron Logging Tools (May 1983) A Model for...

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Fission of light actinides: Th232(n,f) and Pa231(n,f) reactions  

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A model to describe fission on light actinides, which takes into account transmission through a triple-humped fission barrier with absorption, is proposed. The fission probability derived in the WKB approximation within an optical model for fission has been incorporated into the statistical model of nuclear reactions. The complex resonant structure in the first-chance neutron-induced fission cross sections of Th232 and Pa231 nuclei has been reproduced by the proposed model. Consistent sets of parameters describing the triple-humped fission barriers of Th233 and Pa232 have been obtained. The results confirm the attribution of the gross resonant structure in the fission probability of these light actinides to partially damped vibrational states in the second well and undamped vibrational states in the third well of the corresponding fission barriers.

M. Sin; R. Capote; A. Ventura; M. Herman; P. Obloinsk

2006-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Fission fizzles: Estimating the yield of a predetonated nuclear weapon  

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An undergraduate-level model is developed for estimating the fraction of the design yield that can be realized if a uranium or a plutonium fission bomb suffers an uncontrolled predetonation due to a spontaneous fission of the fissile material. The model is based on the combination of one published earlier for the predetonation probability and a yield model developed by Mark et al. [Explosive properties of reactor-grade plutonium Sci. Global Secur.17 (2) 170185 (2009); a reprint of the same paper published in Sci. Global Secur.4 (1) 111128 (1993)].

B. Cameron Reed

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Singlet fission efficiency in tetracene-based organic solar cells  

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Singlet exciton fission splits one singlet exciton into two triplet excitons. Using a joint analysis of photocurrent and fluorescence modulation under a magnetic field, we determine that the triplet yield within optimized tetracene organic photovoltaic devices is 153%??5% for a tetracene film thickness of 20?nm. The corresponding internal quantum efficiency is 127%??18%. These results are used to prove the effectiveness of a simplified triplet yield measurement that relies only on the magnetic field modulation of fluorescence. Despite its relatively slow rate of singlet fission, the measured triplet yields confirm that tetracene is presently the best candidate for use with silicon solar cells.

Wu, Tony C., E-mail: tonyw@mit.edu; Thompson, Nicholas J.; Congreve, Daniel N.; Hontz, Eric; Yost, Shane R.; Van Voorhis, Troy; Baldo, Marc A., E-mail: baldo@mit.edu [Energy Frontier Research Center for Excitonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

143

Cross section for {sup 246}Cm subbarrier fission  

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The cross section for {sup 246}Cm fission induced by neutrons of energy in the range 0.1 eV-20 keV was measured by the neutron lead slowing-down spectrometer (LSDS-100) of the Institute for Nuclear Research (INR, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). The parameters of the resonance area and of the fission width were evaluated for several low-lying s-wave neutron resonances. The parameters of the intermediate structure in the cross section for the subbarrier fusion of {sup 246}Cm nuclei were found. The results obtained in this way were compared with available experimental data and with recommended evaluated data.

Alekseev, A. A.; Bergman, A. A.; Berlev, A. I.; Koptelov, E. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Samylin, B. F.; Trufanov, A. M.; Fursov, B. I.; Shorin, V. S., E-mail: shorin@ippe.r [Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

144

Spontaneous-fission branching in the decay of 104259  

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The nuclide 104259 has been produced in the Cf249(C13,3n) reaction. Alpha particle groups of 8.770.01 MeV and 8.870.01 MeV were attributed to the decay of 104159, and the measured half-life was found to be 3.01.3 s. The branching ratio for spontaneous fission decay was determined to be 0.0630.037.RADIOACTIVITY, FISSION 104259(sfand?), measured T12, E?, I?, Isf, ? for Cf249(C13,3n) and Cf249(C13,?2n) reactions; deduced sf? for 104259; enriched target.

C. E. Bemis; Jr.; P. F. Dittner; R. L. Ferguson; D. C. Hensley; F. Plasil; F. Pleasonton

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission cross section calculations of actinides with EMPIRE code  

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The cross sections of the neutron induced reactions on {sup 233,234,236}U, {sup 237}Np, {sup 238,242}Pu, {sup 241,243}Am, {sup 242,246}Cm carried out in the energy range 1 keV-20 MeV with EMPIRE code are presented, emphasizing the fission channel. Beside a consistent, accurate set of evaluations, the paper contains arguments supporting the choice of the reaction models and input parameters. A special attention is paid to the fission parameters and their uncertainties.

Sin, M.; Oblozinsky, P.; Herman,M.; Capote,R.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

146

Recent progress in the study of fission barriers in covariant density functional theory  

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Recent progress in the study of fission barriers of actinides and superheavy nuclei within covariant density functional theory is overviewed.

A. V. Afanasjev; H. Abusara; P. Ring

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

147

Fission fragment angular distributions in the Be9 + Th232 reaction  

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Fission fragment angular distributions have been measured for a Be9 + Th232 system at four different beam energies around the Coulomb barrier. The experimental results on fission fragment anisotropies have been compared with predictions of the standard statistical saddle-point model (SSPM) and the preequilibrium fission (PEQ) model including projectile ground-state spin. It is observed that both SSPM and the PEQ model fail to reproduce the experimental results, indicating that projectile breakup may affect the fission fragment anisotropies.

S. Appannababu, R. G. Thomas, L. S. Danu, P. K. Rath, Y. K. Gupta, B. V. John, B. K. Nayak, D. C. Biswas, A. Saxena, S. Mukherjee, and R. K. Choudhury

2011-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced fission reactors Sample Search...  

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fission reactors, which release energy by splitting atoms... ) International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which will be ... Source: Fusiongnition Research...

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Recoil-alpha-fission and recoil-alpha-alpha-fission events observed in the reaction Ca-48 + Am-243  

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Products of the fusion-evaporation reaction Ca-48 + Am-243 were studied with the TASISpec set-up at the gas-filled separator TASCA at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum f\\"ur Schwerionenforschung. Amongst the detected thirty correlated alpha-decay chains associated with the production of element Z=115, two recoil-alpha-fission and five recoil-alpha-alpha-fission events were observed. The latter are similar to four such events reported from experiments performed at the Dubna gas-filled separator. Contrary to their interpretation, we propose an alternative view, namely to assign eight of these eleven decay chains of recoil-alpha(-alpha)-fission type to start from the 3n-evaporation channel 115-288. The other three decay chains remain viable candidates for the 2n-evaporation channel 115-289.

U. Forsberg; D. Rudolph; L. -L. Andersson; A. Di Nitto; Ch. E. Dllmann; J. M. Gates; P. Golubev; K. E. Gregorich; C. J. Gross; R. -D. Herzberg; F. P. Hessberger; J. Khuyagbaatar; J. V. Kratz; K. Rykaczewski; L. G. Sarmiento; M. Schdel; A. Yakushev; S. berg; D. Ackermann; M. Block; H. Brand; B. G. Carlsson; D. Cox; X. Derkx; J. Dobaczewski; K. Eberhardt; J. Even; C. Fahlander; J. Gerl; E. Jger; B. Kindler; J. Krier; I. Kojouharov; N. Kurz; B. Lommel; A. Mistry; C. Mokry; W. Nazarewicz; H. Nitsche; J. P. Omtvedt; P. Papadakis; I. Ragnarsson; J. Runke; H. Schaffner; B. Schausten; Y. Shi; P. Thrle-Pospiech; T. Torres; T. Traut; N. Trautmann; A. Trler; A. Ward; D. E. Ward; N. Wiehl

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Onsrud, H.J., Evidence Generated from GIS. GIS Law, 1(3): 1-9, 1992 Evidence Generated from GIS  

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Onsrud, H.J., Evidence Generated from GIS. GIS Law, 1(3): 1-9, 1992 Evidence Generated from GIS the admissibility of GIS evidence in court, let us assume four separate scenarios: Scenario 1: An environmental conservation group has used a GIS to track the existence and location of plant and animal species over

Onsrud, Harlan J.

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NEANDC specialists meeting on yields and decay data of fission product nuclides  

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Separate abstracts were prepared for the 29 papers presented. Workshop reports on decay heat, fission yields, beta- and gamma-ray spectroscopy, and delayed neutrons are included. An appendix contains a survey of the most recent compilations and evaluations containing fission product yield, fission product decay data, and delayed neutron yield information. (WHK)

Chrien, R.E.; Burrows, T.W. (eds.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Library Tracking Database Infrastructure  

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Libraries » ALTD Libraries » ALTD ALTD Automatic Library Tracking Database Infrastructure To track and monitor library usage and better serve your software needs, we have enabled the Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD) on our prodcution systems, Hopper and Edison. ALTD is also availailable on Carver, but has not enabled for all users by default yet. ALTD, developed by National Institute for Computational Sciences, automatically and transparently tracks all libraries linked into an application at compile time, as well as the libraries used at run time, by intercepting the linker (ld) and the job launcher (aprun, or mpirun). It is a light-weight tool, and should not change your experience with compilation and execution of codes on the machine. However, if you encounter any problems due to ALTD,

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Radiological Source Registry and Tracking  

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Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Home HSS Logo Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) Department of Energy (DOE) Notice N 234.1 Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources has been superseded by DOE Order O 231.1B Environment, Safety and Health Reporting. O 231.1B identifies the requirements for centralized inventory and transaction reporting for radioactive sealed sources. Each DOE site/facility operator that owns, possesses, uses or maintains in custody those accountable radioactive sealed sources identified in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulation Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (10 CFR 835), Appendix E, and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Categories 1 and 2 radioactive sealed sources identified in Attachment 5, Appendix A of O 321.1B, will submit information to the DOE Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) System.

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Information Content of Particle Tracks  

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The information content of a track is analyzed with respect to the prime track-variable g and to the particle velocity on which g depends. Quantities are operationally defined that are applicable to emulsion, bubble-chamber or cloud-chamber tracks inclined with arbitrary dip angles. The theory is developed of the projected linear structure of such particle tracks. Previously derived connections between the true value of g and measurable track features are reviewed. A new and independent estimate of g based on the mean blob length is introduced. The two independent quantities, mean gap length and mean blob length, each yield measurements of g. These are combined into an estimate of maximum likelihood. It is argued that in a practical sense this exhausts the information content of the track. The statistical error of this result is evaluated. It is found that correct utilization of the information in the measured blob lengths greatly reduces the error. Suggestions are made regarding technique for the reduction of error in g and in particle masses estimated from grain-density measurements.

Walter H. Barkas

1961-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Quantification of line tracking solutions for automotive applications  

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Unlike line tracking in automotive painting applications, line tracking for automotive general assembly applications requires position tracking in order to perform assembly operations to a required assembly tolerance. Line tracking quantification experiments ... Keywords: position tracking performance

Jane Shi; Rick F. Rourke; Dave Groll; Peter W. Tavora

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Track 4: Employee Health and Wellness  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 4: Employee Health and Wellness

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Protein-driven membrane stresses in fusion and fission  

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hypotheses on how specific proteins act in the two types of membrane remodeling. Mechanics of fusionProtein-driven membrane stresses in fusion and fission Michael M. Kozlov1 , Harvey T. McMahon2 undergo continuous remodeling. Ex- ocytosis and endocytosis, mitochondrial fusion and fis- sion, entry

McMahon, Harvey

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PASSAGE OF FISSION PRODUCTS THROUGH THE SKIN OF TUNA  

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which varies in rate depending on a number of factors. The rate of penetration of sodium chloride is low · · 3 Cesium- 137 · · · . 3 Ruthenium - 106 3 Penetration of isotopes into muscle tissue Strontium-89 4 the penetration of radioactive strontium, cesium, and ruthenium common products of nuclear fission, through

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Fission-suppressed hybrid reactor: the fusion breeder  

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Results of a conceptual design study of a /sup 233/U-producing fusion breeder are presented. The majority of the study was devoted to conceptual design and evaluation of a fission-suppressed blanket and to fuel cycle issues such as fuel reprocessing, fuel handling, and fuel management. Studies in the areas of fusion engineering, reactor safety, and economics were also performed.

Moir, R.W.; Lee, J.D.; Coops, M.S.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The translational landscape of fission yeast meiosis and sporulation  

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of multiple regulatory layers shapes gene expression in fission yeast. Mol Cell 26, 145-55 (2007). 24. Matia-Gonzalez, A.M., Hasan, A., Moe, G.H., Mata, J. & Rodriguez-Gabriel, M.A. Functional characterization of Upf1 targets in Schizosaccharomyces pombe...

Duncan, Caia D. S.; Mata, Juan

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Browse by Discipline -- E-print Network Subject Pathways: Fission...  

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Fission and Nuclear Technologies Go to Research Groups Preprints Provided by Individual Scientists: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Go back to Individual...

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Science based stockpile stewardship, uncertainty quantification, and fission fragment beams  

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Stewardship of this nation's nuclear weapons is predicated on developing a fundamental scientific understanding of the physics and chemistry required to describe weapon performance without the need to resort to underground nuclear testing and to predict expected future performance as a result of intended or unintended modifications. In order to construct more reliable models, underground nuclear test data is being reanalyzed in novel ways. The extent to which underground experimental data can be matched with simulations is one measure of the credibility of our capability to predict weapon performance. To improve the interpretation of these experiments with quantified uncertainties, improved nuclear data is required. As an example, the fission yield of a device was often determined by measuring fission products. Conversion of the measured fission products to yield was accomplished through explosion code calculations (models) and a good set of nuclear reaction cross-sections. Because of the unique high-fluence environment of an exploding nuclear weapon, many reactions occurred on radioactive nuclides, for which only theoretically calculated cross-sections are available. Inverse kinematics reactions at CARIBU offer the opportunity to measure cross-sections on unstable neutron-rich fission fragments and thus improve the quality of the nuclear reaction cross-section sets. One of the fission products measured was {sup 95}Zr, the accumulation of all mass 95 fission products of Y, Sr, Rb and Kr (see Fig. 1). Subsequent neutron-induced reactions on these short lived fission products were assumed to cancel out - in other words, the destruction of mass 95 nuclides was more or less equal to the production of mass 95 nuclides. If a {sup 95}Sr was destroyed by an (n,2n) reaction it was also produced by (n,2n) reactions on {sup 96}Sr, for example. However, since these nuclides all have fairly short half-lives (seconds to minutes or even less), no experimental nuclear reaction cross-sections exist, and only theoretically modeled cross-sections are available. Inverse kinematics reactions at CARIBU offer the opportunity, should the beam intensity be sufficient, to measure cross-sections on a few important nuclides in order to benchmark the theoretical calculations and significantly improve the nuclear data. The nuclides in Fig. 1 are prioritized by importance factor and displayed in stoplight colors, green the highest and red the lowest priority.

Stoyer, M A; McNabb, D; Burke, J; Bernstein, L A; Wu, C Y

2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking the Invisible:Tracking the Invisible: Learning Where the Object Might be  

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Tracking the Invisible:Tracking the Invisible: Learning Where the Object Might be Helmut Grabner1 the Invisible - ETH-Zurich, Computer Vision Lab #12;Tracking CarlTracking Carl San Francisco, 2010/06/16 3H. Grabner, Tracking the Invisible - ETH-Zurich, Computer Vision Lab #12;Goal: Estimate the Position

Grabner, Helmut

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Nuclear Design of the HOMER-15 Mars Surface Fission Reactor  

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The next generation of robotic missions to Mars will most likely require robust power sources in the range of 3 to 20 kWe. Fission systems are well suited to provide safe, reliable, and economic power within this range. The goal of this study is to design a compact, low-mass fission system that meets Mars surface power requirements, while maintaining a high level of safety and reliability at a relatively low cost. The Heat pipe Power System (HPS) is one possible approach for producing near-term, low-cost, space fission power. The goal of the HPS project is to devise an attractive space fission system that can be developed quickly and affordably. The primary ways of doing this are by using existing technology and by designing the system for inexpensive testing. If the system can be designed to allow highly prototypic testing with electrical heating, then an exhaustive test program can be carried out quickly and inexpensively, and thorough testing of the actual flight unit can be performed - which is a major benefit to reliability. Over the past 4 years, three small HPS proof-of-concept technology demonstrations have been conducted, and each has been highly successful. The Heat pipe-Operated Mars Exploration Reactor (HOMER) is a derivative of the HPS designed especially for producing power on the surface of Mars. The HOMER-15 is a 15-kWt reactor that couples with a 3-kWe Stirling engine power system. The reactor contains stainless-steel (SS)-clad uranium nitride (UN) fuel pins that are structurally and thermally bonded to SS/sodium heat pipes. Fission energy is conducted from the fuel pins to the heat pipes, which then carry the heat to the Stirling engine. This paper describes conceptual design and nuclear performance the HOMER-15 reactor. (author)

Poston, David I. [Nuclear Systems Design Group, Decision Applications Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87545 (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission cross sections up to 20 MeV/nucleon  

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Fission cross sections have been measured for the following reactions: C12(at Eb=95,122,186,245,and291 MeV) on Yb174, Pt198, and U238; O16 (at Eb=140,175,216,250,and315 MeV) on Nd142, Er170, Os192, and U238; S32 (at Eb=350,500,and700 MeV) on Te126, Nd144, and U238; and Ni58 (at Eb=352and875 MeV) on Zr96, Cd116, and U238. We find that use of statistical model calculations with the Bass heavy-ion potential, which fit the data below 10 MeV/nucleon, do not fit fission cross sections at higher energies. Invoking dynamical limitations to fusion such as "extra-push" model calculations improves the fit to most of the data. For C12 and O16 projectiles on lighter targets, the fission cross section at higher energies is significantly below the value obtained from the rotating liquid drop angular momentum limit, indicating that incomplete fusion reactions may be limiting the fusion process. For S and Ni projectiles, the cross section implies the existence of a composite system sustaining angular momenta far above the limit beyond which, on the basis of liquid drop model predictions, compound nuclei are not expected to have a finite fission barrier. The angular distribution of fission fragments in C12 and O16-induced reactions has been measured and compared to calculated values. Discrepancies between the measurements and calculated values infer conditions for the breakdown of the transition state model.

A. Gavron; J. Boissevain; H. C. Britt; K. Eskola; P. Eskola; M. M. Fowler; H. Ohm; J. B. Wilhelmy; T. C. Awes; R. L. Ferguson; F. E. Obenshain; F. Plasil; G. R. Young; S. Wald

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission Product Data Measured at Los Alamos for Fission Spectrum and Thermal Neutrons on {sup 239}Pu, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U  

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We describe measurements of fission product data at Los Alamos that are important for determining the number of fissions that have occurred when neutrons are incident on plutonium and uranium isotopes. The fission-spectrum measurements were made using a fission chamber designed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the BIG TEN critical assembly, as part of the Inter-laboratory Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) Reaction Rate (ILRR) collaboration. The thermal measurements were made at Los Alamos' Omega West Reactor. A related set of measurements were made of fission-product ratios (so-called R-values) in neutron environments provided by a number of Los Alamos critical assemblies that range from having average energies causing fission of 400-600 keV (BIG TEN and the outer regions of the Flattop-25 assembly) to higher energies (1.4-1.9 MeV) in the Jezebel, and in the central regions of the Flattop-25 and Flattop-Pu, critical assemblies. From these data we determine ratios of fission product yields in different fuel and neutron environments (Q-values) and fission product yields in fission spectrum neutron environments for {sup 99}Mo, {sup 95}Zr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 140}Ba, {sup 141,143}Ce, and {sup 147}Nd. Modest incident-energy dependence exists for the {sup 147}Nd fission product yield; this is discussed in the context of models for fission that include thermal and dynamical effects. The fission product data agree with measurements by Maeck and other authors using mass-spectrometry methods, and with the ILRR collaboration results that used gamma spectroscopy for quantifying fission products. We note that the measurements also contradict earlier 1950s historical Los Alamos estimates by {approx}5-7%, most likely owing to self-shielding corrections not made in the early thermal measurements. Our experimental results provide a confirmation of the England-Rider ENDF/B-VI evaluated fission-spectrum fission product yields that were carried over to the ENDF/B-VII.0 library, except for {sup 99}Mo where the present results are about 4%-relative higher for neutrons incident on {sup 239}Pu and {sup 235}U. Additionally, our results illustrate the importance of representing the incident energy dependence of fission product yields over the fast neutron energy range for high-accuracy work, for example the {sup 147}Nd from neutron reactions on plutonium. An upgrade to the ENDF library, for ENDF/B-VII.1, based on these and other data, is described in a companion paper to this work.

Selby, H.D., E-mail: hds@lanl.go [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Mac Innes, M.R.; Barr, D.W.; Keksis, A.L.; Meade, R.A.; Burns, C.J.; Chadwick, M.B.; Wallstrom, T.C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

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Calculation of 239Pu fission observables in an event-by-event simulation  

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The increased interest in more exclusive fission observables has demanded more detailed models. We describe a new computational model, FREYA, that aims to meet this need by producing large samples of complete fission events from which any observable of interest can then be extracted consistently, including any interesting correlations. The various model assumptions are described and the potential utility of the model is illustrated. As a concrete example, we use formal statistical methods, experimental data on neutron production in neutron-induced fission of {sup 239}Pu, along with FREYA, to develop quantitative insights into the relation between reaction observables and detailed microscopic aspects of fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission taken together with less accurate current measurements for the prompt post-fission neutron energy spectrum, up to the threshold for multi-chance fission, place remarkably fine constraints on microscopic theories.

Vogt, R; Randrup, J; Pruet, J; Younes, W

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten salt extraction of transuranic and reactive fission products from used uranium oxide fuel  

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Used uranium oxide fuel is detoxified by extracting transuranic and reactive fission products into molten salt. By contacting declad and crushed used uranium oxide fuel with a molten halide salt containing a minor fraction of the respective uranium trihalide, transuranic and reactive fission products partition from the fuel to the molten salt phase, while uranium oxide and non-reactive, or noble metal, fission products remain in an insoluble solid phase. The salt is then separated from the fuel via draining and distillation. By this method, the bulk of the decay heat, fission poisoning capacity, and radiotoxicity are removed from the used fuel. The remaining radioactivity from the noble metal fission products in the detoxified fuel is primarily limited to soft beta emitters. The extracted transuranic and reactive fission products are amenable to existing technologies for group uranium/transuranic product recovery and fission product immobilization in engineered waste forms.

Herrmann, Steven Douglas

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature Tracking Using Reeb Graphs  

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Tracking features and exploring their temporal dynamics can aid scientists in identifying interesting time intervals in a simulation and serve as basis for performing quantitative analyses of temporal phenomena. In this paper, we develop a novel approach for tracking subsets of isosurfaces, such as burning regions in simulated flames, which are defined as areas of high fuel consumption on a temperature isosurface. Tracking such regions as they merge and split over time can provide important insights into the impact of turbulence on the combustion process. However, the convoluted nature of the temperature isosurface and its rapid movement make this analysis particularly challenging. Our approach tracks burning regions by extracting a temperature isovolume from the four-dimensional space-time temperature field. It then obtains isosurfaces for the original simulation time steps and labels individual connected 'burning' regions based on the local fuel consumption value. Based on this information, a boundary surface between burning and non-burning regions is constructed. The Reeb graph of this boundary surface is the tracking graph for burning regions.

Weber, Gunther H.; Bremer, Peer-Timo; Day, Marcus S.; Bell, John B.; Pascucci, Valerio

2010-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

170

The Majorana Parts Tracking Database  

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The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultra-low background physics experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{76}$Ge. The Majorana Parts Tracking Database is used to record the history of components used in the construction of the Demonstrator. The tracking implementation takes a novel approach based on the schema-free database technology CouchDB. Transportation, storage, and processes undergone by parts such as machining or cleaning are linked to part records. Tracking parts provides a great logistics benefit and an important quality assurance reference during construction. In addition, the location history of parts provides an estimate of their exposure to cosmic radiation. A web application for data entry and a radiation exposure calculator have been developed as tools for achieving the extreme radio-purity required for this rare decay search.

Abgrall, N; Avignone, F T; Bertrand, F E; Brudanin, V; Busch, M; Byram, D; Caldwell, A S; Chan, Y-D; Christofferson, C D; Combs, D C; Cuesta, C; Detwiler, J A; Doe, P J; Efremenko, Yu; Egorov, V; Ejiri, H; Elliott, S R; Esterline, J; Fast, J E; Finnerty, P; Fraenkle, F M; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Giovanetti, G K; Goett, J; Green, M P; Gruszko, J; Guiseppe, V E; Gusev, K; Hallin, A L; Hazama, R; Hegai, A; Henning, R; Hoppe, E W; Howard, S; Howe, M A; Keeter, K J; Kidd, M F; Kochetov, O; Kouzes, R T; LaFerriere, B D; Leon, J Diaz; Leviner, L E; Loach, J C; MacMullin, J; Martin, R D; Meijer, S J; Mertens, S; Miller, M L; Mizouni, L; Nomachi, M; Orrell, J L; O'Shaughnessy, C; Overman, N R; Petersburg, R; Phillips, D G; Poon, A W P; Pushkin, K; Radford, D C; Rager, J; Rielage, K; Robertson, R G H; Romero-Romero, E; Ronquest, M C; Shanks, B; Shima, T; Shirchenko, M; Snavely, K J; Snyder, N; Soin, A; Suriano, A M; Tedeschi, D; Thompson, J; Timkin, V; Tornow, W; Trimble, J E; Varner, R L; Vasilyev, S; Vetter, K; Vorren, K; White, B R; Wilkerson, J F; Wiseman, C; Xu, W; Yakushev, E; Young, A R; Yu, C -H; Zhitnikov, I

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AHF Booster Tracking with SIMPSONS.  

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The booster lattice for the Advanced Hydrotest Facility at Los Alamos was tracked in 3-D with the program SIMPSONS, using the full, symplectic lattice from TEAPOT, using the full set of magnet and misalignment errors, as well as full space-charge effects. The only corrections included were a rough closed-orbit correction and chromaticity correction. The lattice was tracked for an entire booster cycle, from multi-turn injection through acceleration to the top energy of 4 GeV, approximately 99,000 turns. An initial injection intensity of 4x1Ol2, injected in 25 turns, resulted in a final intensity of 3 . 2 {approx} 1 0a' {approx}t 4 GeV. Results of the tracking, including emittance growth, particle loss, and particle tune distributions are presented.

Johnson, D. E. (David E.); Neri, F. (Filippo)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Automatic heliostat track alignment method  

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This patent describes a heliostat alignment method consisting of a number of steps. The first step consists of commanding a sunbeam centroid to a target location to establish a reference position. The next step searches for the actual sunbeam centroid position and determines the sunbeam centroid position error. These actions are followed by the analysis of the sunbeam centroid position error, correlating the sunbeam position error to errors in a heliostat reference system, and changing the heliostat reference system to correct for track misalignment in order to establish a revised heliostat reference system. The final step is changing the track alignment based on the revised heliostat reference system to a new position to correct the track misalignment.

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1986-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Parts Tracking Database  

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The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultra-low background physics experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{76}$Ge. The Majorana Parts Tracking Database is used to record the history of components used in the construction of the Demonstrator. The tracking implementation takes a novel approach based on the schema-free database technology CouchDB. Transportation, storage, and processes undergone by parts such as machining or cleaning are linked to part records. Tracking parts provides a great logistics benefit and an important quality assurance reference during construction. In addition, the location history of parts provides an estimate of their exposure to cosmic radiation. A web application for data entry and a radiation exposure calculator have been developed as tools for achieving the extreme radio-purity required for this rare decay search.

The Majorana Collaboration; N. Abgrall; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; A. S. Barabash; F. E. Bertrand; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; D. Byram; A. S. Caldwell; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; D. C. Combs; C. Cuesta; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; A. Galindo-Uribarri; G. K. Giovanetti; J. Goett; M. P. Green; J. Gruszko; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusev; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; A. Hegai; R. Henning; E. W. Hoppe; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; K. J. Keeter; M. F. Kidd; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; J. Diaz Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; J. MacMullin; R. D. Martin; S. J. Meijer; S. Mertens; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; C. O'Shaughnessy; N. R. Overman; R. Petersburg; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; K. Pushkin; D. C. Radford; J. Rager; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; E. Romero-Romero; M. C. Ronquest; B. Shanks; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; N. Snyder; A. Soin; A. M. Suriano; D. Tedeschi; J. Thompson; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; J. E. Trimble; R. L. Varner; S. Vasilyev; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; B. R. White; J. F. Wilkerson; C. Wiseman; W. Xu; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. -H. Yu; V. Yumatov; I. Zhitnikov

2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies |  

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Fission And Nuclear Technologies Fission And Nuclear Technologies Estimation of gas leak rates through very small orifices and channels. [From sealed PuO/sub 2/ containers under accident conditions] Bomelburg, H.J. (1977) 133 Stress analysis and evaluation of a rectangular pressure vessel. [For equipment for sampling Hanford tank radwaste] Rezvani, M.A.; Ziada, H.H. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Shurrab, M.S. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)) (1992) 78 Graphite design handbook Ho, F.H. (1988) 76 Feed-pump hydraulic performance and design improvement, Phase I: research program design. Final report Brown, W.H.; Gopalakrishnan, S.; Fehlau, R.; Thompson, W.E.; Wilson, D.G. (1982) 69 Flow-induced vibration of circular cylindrical structures Chen, S.S. (1985)

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April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies |  

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April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Fission And Nuclear Technologies Behavior of spent nuclear fuel in water pool storage Johnson, A.B. Jr. (null) 298 Estimation of gas leak rates through very small orifices and channels. [From sealed PuO/sub 2/ containers under accident conditions] Bomelburg, H.J. (null) 292 Graphite design handbook Ho, F.H. (1988) 216 System Definition and Analysis: Power Plant Design and Layout NONE (1996) 123 Flow-induced vibration of circular cylindrical structures Chen, S.S. (1985) 116 Stress analysis and evaluation of a rectangular pressure vessel. [For equipment for sampling Hanford tank radwaste] Rezvani, M.A.; Ziada, H.H. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Shurrab, M.S. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United

177

Method of fission heat flux determination from experimental data  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is provided for determining the fission heat flux of a prime specimen inserted into a specimen of a test reactor. A pair of thermocouple test specimens are positioned at the same level in the holder and a determination is made of various experimental data including the temperature of the thermocouple test specimens, the temperature of bulk water channels located in the test holder, the gamma scan count ratios for the thermocouple test specimens and the prime specimen, and the thicknesses of the outer clads, the fuel fillers, and the backclad of the thermocouple test specimen. Using this experimental data, the absolute value of the fission heat flux for the thermocouple test specimens and prime specimen can be calculated.

Paxton, Frank A. (Schenectady, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments...  

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now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track...

179

Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) | Department of Energy  

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Action Tracking System (CATS) Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) The CATS web-based database is used to enter, track, and report the status of corrective actions...

180

Manhattan Project: The Discovery of Fission, 1938-1939  

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Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute, Berlin THE DISCOVERY OF FISSION Berlin, Germany (1938-1939) Events > Atomic Discoveries, 1890s-1939 A Miniature Solar System, 1890s-1919 Exploring the Atom, 1919-1932 Atomic Bombardment, 1932-1938 The Discovery of Fission, 1938-1939 Fission Comes to America, 1939 The English word "atom" derives from the Greek word "atomon" ("ατομον"), which means "that which cannot be divided." In 1938, the scientific community proved the Greek philosophers wrong by dividing the atom. Excerpt from the comic book "Adventures Inside the Atom." Click on this image or visit the "Library" to view the whole comic book. Fission, the basis of the atomic bomb, was discovered in Nazi Germany less than a year before the beginning of the Second World War. It was December 1938 when the radiochemists Otto Hahn (above, with Lise Meitner) and Fritz Strassmann, while bombarding elements with neutrons in their Berlin laboratory, made their unexpected discovery. They found that while the nuclei of most elements changed somewhat during neutron bombardment, uranium nuclei changed greatly and broke into two roughly equal pieces. They split and became not the new transuranic elements that some thought Enrico Fermi had discovered but radioactive barium isotopes (barium has the atomic number 56) and other fragments of the uranium itself. The substances Fermi had created in his experiments, that is, did more than resemble lighter elements -- they were lighter elements. The products of the Hahn-Strassmann experiment weighed less than that of the original uranium nucleus, and herein lay the primary significance of their findings. It folIowed from Albert Einstein's E=mc2 equation that the loss of mass resulting from the splitting process must have been converted into energy in the form of kinetic energy that could in turn be converted into heat.

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181

(Fission product transport experiments (HFR-B1))  

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Travel to the JRC Petten was for the purpose of discussing the HFR-B1 experiment and post irradiation activities. Technical assessment of the experiment strongly supports the concept of enhanced fission gas release at temperatures above 1100{degree}C, the extensive release of stored fission gas at water vapor levels postulated in accident scenarios, an increase in the steady-state fission gas release under hydrolyzing conditions, and an increase in gas release during thermal cycling. Schedules were established for completion of the work and issuance of reports by September 1990. At the KFA Juelich agreement was reached on the PIE activities for HFR-B1 and a schedule established. The final PIE report is due June 1991. Choices of accident condition tests in the PIE have yet to be made by the US participants. A proposal for the establishment of a new cooperative effort on model and code development was presented at the Institut fuer Nukleare Sicherheitsforschung of KFA. The proposal was considered premature; discussions dealing with general principles, basic aims, and organization were requested; particular concerns about free exchange of information, overlap with the existing safety subprogram, and exclusive cooperation with ORNL were raised. A strong desire for cooperation and the opinion that the raised problems could be resolved were expressed. Technical discussions at the KFA were beneficial.

Myers, B.F.

1989-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

182

AGATA - Advanced Gamma Tracking Array  

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The Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) is a European project to develop and operate the next generation gamma-ray spectrometer. AGATA is based on the technique of gamma-ray energy tracking in electrically segmented high-purity germanium crystals. This technique requires the accurate determination of the energy, time and position of every interaction as a gamma ray deposits its energy within the detector volume. Reconstruction of the full interaction path results in a detector with very high efficiency and excellent spectral response. The realization of gamma-ray tracking and AGATA is a result of many technical advances. These include the development of encapsulated highly-segmented germanium detectors assembled in a triple cluster detector cryostat, an electronics system with fast digital sampling and a data acquisition system to process the data at a high rate. The full characterization of the crystals was measured and compared with detector-response simulations. This enabled pulse-shape analysis algorithms, to extract energy, time and position, to be employed. In addition, tracking algorithms for event reconstruction were developed. The first phase of AGATA is now complete and operational in its first physics campaign. In the future AGATA will be moved between laboratories in Europe and operated in a series of campaigns to take advantage of the different beams and facilities available to maximize its science output. The paper reviews all the achievements made in the AGATA project including all the necessary infrastructure to operate and support the spectrometer.

S. Akkoyun; A. Algora; B. Alikhani; F. Ameil; G. de Angelis; L. Arnold; A. Astier; A. Ata; Y. Aubert; C. Aufranc; A. Austin; S. Aydin; F. Azaiez; S. Badoer; D. L. Balabanski; D. Barrientos; G. Baulieu; R. Baumann; D. Bazzacco; F. A. Beck; T. Beck; P. Bednarczyk; M. Bellato; M. A. Bentley; G. Benzoni; R. Berthier; L. Berti; R. Beunard; G. Lo Bianco; B. Birkenbach; P. G. Bizzeti; A. M. Bizzeti-Sona; F. Le Blanc; J. M. Blasco; N. Blasi; D. Bloor; C. Boiano; M. Borsato; D. Bortolato; A. J. Boston; H. C. Boston; P. Bourgault; P. Boutachkov; A. Bouty; A. Bracco; S. Brambilla; I. P. Brawn; A. Brondi; S. Broussard; B. Bruyneel; D. Bucurescu; I. Burrows; A. Brger; S. Cabaret; B. Cahan; E. Calore; F. Camera; A. Capsoni; F. Carri; G. Casati; M. Castoldi; B. Cederwall; J. -L. Cercus; V. Chambert; M. El Chambit; R. Chapman; L. Charles; J. Chavas; E. Clment; P. Cocconi; S. Coelli; P. J. Coleman-Smith; A. Colombo; S. Colosimo; C. Commeaux; D. Conventi; R. J. Cooper; A. Corsi; A. Cortesi; L. Costa; F. C. L. Crespi; J. R. Cresswell; D. M. Cullen; D. Curien; A. Czermak; D. Delbourg; R. Depalo; T. Descombes; P. Dsesquelles; P. Detistov; C. Diarra; F. Didierjean; M. R. Dimmock; Q. T. Doan; C. Domingo-Pardo; M. Doncel; F. Dorangeville; N. Dosme; Y. Drouen; G. Duchne; B. Dulny; J. Eberth; P. Edelbruck; J. Egea; T. Engert; M. N. Erduran; S. Ertrk; C. Fanin; S. Fantinel; E. Farnea; T. Faul; M. Filliger; F. Filmer; Ch. Finck; G. de France; A. Gadea; W. Gast; A. Geraci; J. Gerl; R. Gernhuser; A. Giannatiempo; A. Giaz; L. Gibelin; A. Givechev; N. Goel; V. Gonzlez; A. Gottardo; X. Grave; J. Gr?bosz; R. Griffiths; A. N. Grint; P. Gros; L. Guevara; M. Gulmini; A. Grgen; H. T. M. Ha; T. Habermann; L. J. Harkness; H. Harroch; K. Hauschild; C. He; A. Hernndez-Prieto; B. Hervieu; H. Hess; T. Hyk; E. Ince; R. Isocrate; G. Jaworski; A. Johnson; J. Jolie; P. Jones; B. Jonson; P. Joshi; D. S. Judson; A. Jungclaus; M. Kaci; N. Karkour; M. Karolak; A. Ka?ka?; M. Kebbiri; R. S. Kempley; A. Khaplanov; S. Klupp; M. Kogimtzis; I. Kojouharov; A. Korichi; W. Korten; Th. Krll; R. Krcken; N. Kurz; B. Y. Ky; M. Labiche; X. Lafay; L. Lavergne; I. H. Lazarus; S. Leboutelier; F. Lefebvre; E. Legay; L. Legeard; F. Lelli; S. M. Lenzi; S. Leoni; A. Lermitage; D. Lersch; J. Leske; S. C. Letts; S. Lhenoret; R. M. Lieder; D. Linget; J. Ljungvall; A. Lopez-Martens; A. Lotod; S. Lunardi; A. Maj; J. van der Marel; Y. Mariette; N. Marginean; R. Marginean; G. Maron; A. R. Mather; W. M?czy?ski; V. Mendz; P. Medina; B. Melon; R. Menegazzo; D. Mengoni; E. Merchan; L. Mihailescu; C. Michelagnoli; J. Mierzejewski; L. Milechina; B. Million; K. Mitev; P. Molini; D. Montanari; S. Moon; F. Morbiducci; R. Moro; P. S. Morrall; O. Mller; A. Nannini; D. R. Napoli; L. Nelson; M. Nespolo; V. L. Ngo; M. Nicoletto; R. Nicolini; Y. Le Noa; P. J. Nolan; M. Norman; J. Nyberg; A. Obertelli; A. Olariu; R. Orlandi; D. C. Oxley; C. zben; M. Ozille; C. Oziol; E. Pachoud; M. Palacz; J. Palin; J. Pancin; C. Parisel; P. Pariset; G. Pascovici; R. Peghin; L. Pellegri; A. Perego; S. Perrier; M. Petcu; P. Petkov; C. Petrache; E. Pierre; N. Pietralla; S. Pietri; M. Pignanelli; I. Piqueras; Z. Podolyak; P. Le Pouhalec; J. Pouthas; D. Pugnre; V. F. E. Pucknell; A. Pullia; B. Quintana; R. Raine; G. Rainovski; L. Ramina; G. Rampazzo; G. La Rana; M. Rebeschini; F. Recchia; N. Redon; M. Reese; P. Reiter; P. H. Regan; S. Riboldi; M. Richer; M. Rigato; S. Rigby; G. Ripamonti; A. P. Robinson; J. Robin; J. Roccaz; J. -A. Ropert; B. Ross; C. Rossi Alvarez; D. Rosso; B. Rubio; D. Rudolph; F. Saillant; E. ?ahin; F. Salomon; M. -D. Salsac; J. Salt; G. Salvato; J. Sampson; E. Sanchis; C. Santos; H. Schaffner; M. Schlarb; D. P. Scraggs; D. Seddon; M. ?enyi?it; M. -H. Sigward; G. Simpson; J. Simpson; M. Slee; J. F. Smith; P. Sona; B. Sowicki; P. Spolaore; C. Stahl; T. Stanios; E. Stefanova; O. Stzowski; J. Strachan; G. Suliman; P. -A. Sderstrm; J. L. Tain; S. Tanguy; S. Tashenov; Ch. Theisen; J. Thornhill; F. Tomasi; N. Toniolo; R. Touzery; B. Travers; A. Triossi; M. Tripon; K. M. M. Tun-Lano; M. Turcato; C. Unsworth; C. A. Ur; J. J. Valiente-Dobon; V. Vandone; E. Vardaci; R. Venturelli; F. Veronese; Ch. Veyssiere; E. Viscione; R. Wadsworth; P. M. Walker; N. Warr; C. Weber; D. Weisshaar; D. Wells; O. Wieland; A. Wiens; G. Wittwer; H. J. Wollersheim; F. Zocca; N. V. Zamfir; M. Zi?bli?ski; A. Zucchiatti

2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

183

Tracking Radioactive Sources in Commerce  

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Area Network­mobile phone, ethernet and/or satellite ? security--encryption, short broadcast bursts Randy Walker, Robert Abercrombie, Rocky Cline, Sabrina Phillips; Oak Ridge National Laboratory Frederick security by commercial shippers ? Knowledge of routes routinely taken ? Inability to track location

184

Single track effects, biostack and risk assessment  

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This talk addresses the single-track nature of the space radiation environment, and points out the importance of single hits'' in the evaluation of radiation risk for long-term missions occurring outside the earth's magnetic field. A short review is made of biological objects found to show increased effects when hit'' by a single heavy charged-particle in space. A brief discussion is given of the most provocative results from the bacterial spore B. subtilis: experimental evidence that tracks can affect biological systems at much larger distances from the trajectory than previously suspected, and that the resultant inactivation cross section in space calculated for this system is very large. When taken at face value, the implication of these results, when compared to those from experiments performed at ground-based accelerators with beams at low energies in the same LET range, is that high-energy particles can exert their influence a surprising distance from their trajectory and the inactivation cross sections are some twenty times larger than expected. Clearly, beams from high-energy heavy-ion accelerators should be used to confirm these results. For those end points that can also be caused by low-LET beams such as high-energy protons, it is important to measure their action cross sections as well. The ratio of the cross sections for a high-LET beam to that of a low-LET beam is an interesting experimental ratio and, we suggest, of more intrinsic interest than the RBE. It is a measure of the biological'' importance of one particle type relative to another particle type. This ratio will be introduced and given the name RPPE (Relative Per Particle Effectiveness). Values of RPPE will be discussed.

Curtis, S.B.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Single track effects, biostack and risk assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This talk addresses the single-track nature of the space radiation environment, and points out the importance of single ``hits`` in the evaluation of radiation risk for long-term missions occurring outside the earth`s magnetic field. A short review is made of biological objects found to show increased effects when ``hit`` by a single heavy charged-particle in space. A brief discussion is given of the most provocative results from the bacterial spore B. subtilis: experimental evidence that tracks can affect biological systems at much larger distances from the trajectory than previously suspected, and that the resultant inactivation cross section in space calculated for this system is very large. When taken at face value, the implication of these results, when compared to those from experiments performed at ground-based accelerators with beams at low energies in the same LET range, is that high-energy particles can exert their influence a surprising distance from their trajectory and the inactivation cross sections are some twenty times larger than expected. Clearly, beams from high-energy heavy-ion accelerators should be used to confirm these results. For those end points that can also be caused by low-LET beams such as high-energy protons, it is important to measure their action cross sections as well. The ratio of the cross sections for a high-LET beam to that of a low-LET beam is an interesting experimental ratio and, we suggest, of more intrinsic interest than the RBE. It is a measure of the ``biological`` importance of one particle type relative to another particle type. This ratio will be introduced and given the name RPPE (Relative Per Particle Effectiveness). Values of RPPE will be discussed.

Curtis, S.B.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative in Massachusetts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative in Massachusetts: Developing a New Electronic Tool Presented (CEH) Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) #12;Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative "Develop methods for linking environmental databases with childhood cancer incidence data to identify

187

Tracking Discontinuous Motion Using Bayesian Inference  

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Robustly tracking people in visual scenes is an important task for surveillance, human-computer interfaces and visually mediated interaction. Existing attempts at tracking a persons head and hands deal with a...

Jamie Sherrah; 1]Shaogang Gong

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Floating Robots Track Water Flow With Smartphones  

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Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones May 9, 2012 | Tags: Carver Jon Bashor, Jbashor@lbl.gov,...

189

Improving NCC-based direct visual tracking  

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Direct visual tracking can be impaired by changes in illumination if the right choice of similarity function and photometric model is not made. Tracking using the sum of squared differences, for instance, often needs to be coupled with a photometric ...

Glauco Garcia Scandaroli; Maxime Meilland; Rogrio Richa

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Advanced Monte Carlo modeling of prompt fission neutrons for thermal and fast neutron-induced fission reactions on Pu239  

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Prompt fission neutrons following the thermal and 0.5 MeV neutron-induced fission reaction of Pu239 are calculated using a Monte Carlo approach to the evaporation of the excited fission fragments. Exclusive data such as the multiplicity distribution P(?), the average multiplicity as a function of fragment mass ??(A), and many others are inferred in addition to the most used average prompt fission neutron spectrum ?(Ein,Eout), as well as average neutron multiplicity ??. Experimental information on these more exclusive data help constrain the Monte Carlo model parameters. The calculated average total neutron multiplicity is ??c=2.871 in very close agreement with the evaluated value ??e=2.8725 present in the ENDF/B-VII.0 library. The neutron multiplicity distribution P(?) is in very good agreement with the evaluation by Holden and Zucker. The calculated average spectrum differs in shape from the ENDF/B-VII.0 spectrum, evaluated with the Madland-Nix model. In particular, we predict more neutrons in the low-energy tail of the spectrum (below about 300 keV) than the Madland-Nix calculations, casting some doubts on how much scission neutrons contribute to the shape of the low-energy tail of the spectrum. The spectrum high-energy tail is very sensitive to the total kinetic energy distribution of the fragments as well as to the total excitation energy sharing at scission. Present experimental uncertainties on measured spectra above 6 MeV are too large to distinguish between various theoretical hypotheses. Finally, comparisons of the Monte Carlo results with experimental data on ??(A) indicate that more neutrons are emitted from the light fragments than the heavy ones, in agreement with previous works.

P. Talou; B. Becker; T. Kawano; M. B. Chadwick; Y. Danon

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

191

AFC-1 Fuel Rodlet Fission Power Deposition Validation in ATR  

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One of the viable options of long-term geological disposal of the nuclear power reactors generated spent fuel is to extract plutonium, the minor actinides (MA) and potentially long-lived fission products from the spent fuel and transmute them into short-lived or stable radionuclides in an appropriate reactor for the reduction of the radiological toxicity of the nuclear waste stream. An important component of that technology will be a non-fertile / low-fertile actinide transmutation fuel form containing the plutonium, neptunium, americium (and possibly curium) isotopes to be transmuted. Such advanced fuel forms, especially ones enriched in the long-life minor actinide (LLMA) elements (i.e., Np, Am, Cm), have minimal irradiation performance data available from which to establish a transmutation fuel form design. Recognizing these needs, an Advanced Fuel Cycle test series-1 (AFC-1) irradiation test on a variety of candidate fuel forms is now being conducted in Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The first advanced fuel experiment (AFC-1) has been finalized and the test assembly analyzed for insertion and irradiation in ATR. The ATR core consists of a serpentine and rotationally symmetric fuel assembly about the z-axis of the core center. The plan view of the ATR core configuration is shown in Fig. 5, in Ref. 1. A cadmium filter with a 0.178 cm (0.045") thickness and 121.5 cm (48") in length, is currently used in the actinide-fuel capsule design for the East Flux Trap (EFT) position in ATR, to depress the linear heat generation rate (LHGR) lower than the projects 330 W/cm limit for the experimental fuel rodlets. The LHGR is proportional to the fission power deposited in the fuel rodlets from the neutron fissions. The fraction of the fission power generated from the neutron fission reactions deposited in the fuel rodlet is an important parameter for test assembly thermal analysis, which will be validated in this summary.

G. S. Chang; M. A. Lillo; D. J. Utterbeck

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Track 6: Integrating Safety Into Security Operations  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 6: Integrating Safety Into Security Operations

193

Track 5: Integration of Safety Into Design  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 5: Integration of Safety Into Design

194

Group Constants Generation of the Pseudo Fission Products for Fast Reactor Burnup Calculations  

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The pseudo fission products for the burnup calculations of the liquid metal fast reactor were generated. The cross-section data and fission product yield data of ENDF/B-VI were used for the pseudo fission product data of U-235, U-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, and Pu-242. The pseudo fission product data can be used with the KAFAX-F22 or -E66, which are the MATXS-format libraries for analyses of the liquid metal fast reactor at KAERI and were distributed through the OECD/NEA. The 80-group MATXS-format libraries of the 172 fission products were generated and the burnup chains for generation of the pseudo fission products were prepared.

Gil, Choong-Sup; Kim, Do Heon; Chang, Jonghwa [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 150 Dukjin-dong, Yusung-gu, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

195

Uncertainties analysis of fission fraction for reactor antineutrino experiments using DRAGON  

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Rising interest in nuclear reactors as a source of antineutrinos for experiments motivates validated, fast, and accessible simulation to predict reactor rates. First, DRAGON was developed to calculate the fission rates of the four most important isotopes in fissions,235U,238U,239Pu and141Pu, and it was validated for PWRs using the Takahama benchmark. The fission fraction calculation function was validated through comparing our calculation results with MIT's results. we calculate the fission fraction of the Daya Bay reactor core, and compare its with those calculated by the commercial reactor simulation program SCIENCE, which is used by the Daya Bay nuclear power plant, and the results was consist with each other. The uncertainty of the antineutrino flux by the fission fraction was studied, and the uncertainty of the antineutrino flux by the fission fraction simulation is 0.6% per core for Daya Bay antineutrino experiment.

X. B. Ma; L. Z. Wang; Y. X. Chen; W. L. Zhong; F. P. An

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

196

Realistic fission model and the r-process in neutron star mergers  

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About half of heavy elements are considered to be produced by the rapid neutron-capture process, r-process. The neutron star merger is one of the viable candidates for the astrophysical site of r-process nucleosynthesis. Nuclear fission reactions play an important role in the r-process of neutron star mergers. However theoretical predictions about fission properties of neutron-rich nuclei have some uncertainties. Especially, their fission fragment distributions are totally unknown and the phenomenologically extrapolated distribution was often applied to nucleosynthesis calculations. In this study, we have carried out r-process nucleosynthesis calculations based upon new theoretical estimates of fission fragment distributions. We discuss the effects on the r-process in neutron star mergers from the nuclear fission of heavy neutron-rich actinide elements. We also discuss how variations in the fission fragment distributions affect the abundance pattern.

Shibagaki, S.; Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Chiba, S. [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8850 (Japan); Mathews, G. J. [Center for Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556, U.S.A. and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Absence of entrance channel effects in fission fragment anisotropies of the Fr215 compound nucleus  

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Fission fragment angular distributions have been measured for the reactions B11+Pb204 and O18+Au197, both leading to the same compound nucleus Fr215 at near barrier energies. The measured fission fragment anisotropies as a function of Ec.m./VB are found to be consistent with the predictions of the standard saddle point statistical model (SSPM) for both the systems, suggesting the absence of entrance channel effects on fission fragment anisotropies even though the entrance channel mass asymmetries for both these systems fall on either side of the Bussinaro-Gallone critical mass asymmetry. The consistency of the present results with SSPM predictions can be understood within the framework of the pre-equilibrium fission model where fission before K equilibration is severely inhibited by the high values of ratios of fission barrier height to nuclear temperature.

S. Appannababu; S. Mukherjee; N. L. Singh; P. K. Rath; G. Kiran Kumar; R. G. Thomas; S. Santra; B. K. Nayak; A. Saxena; R. K. Choudhury; K. S. Golda; A. Jhingan; R. Kumar; P. Sugathan; Hardev Singh

2009-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

198

Experimental Measurements of Short-Lived Fission Products from Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium and Americium  

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Fission yields are especially well characterized for long-lived fission products. Modeling techniques incorporate numerous assumptions and can be used to deduce information about the distribution of short-lived fission products. This work is an attempt to gather experimental (model-independent) data on the short-lived fission products. Fissile isotopes of uranium, neptunium, plutonium and americium were irradiated under pulse conditions at the Washington State University 1 MW TRIGA reactor to achieve ~108 fissions. The samples were placed on a HPGe (high purity germanium) detector to begin counting in less than 3 minutes post irradiation. The samples were counted for various time intervals ranging from 5 minutes to 1 hour. The data was then analyzed to determine which radionuclides could be quantified and compared to the published fission yield data.

Metz, Lori A.; Payne, Rosara F.; Friese, Judah I.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Kephart, Jeremy D.; Pierson, Bruce D.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Rail ClipsRail Clips Track Renewal  

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Rail ClipsRail Clips and Track Renewal ver. 1 ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J 2009 7 #12;Track Renewal ­ Tie replacement ballast packingTie replacement, ballast packing ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J.S. Colton © GIT 2009 8 #12;Track Renewal ME 6222: Manufacturing

Colton, Jonathan S.

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Antineutrino spectra from 241Pu and 239Pu thermal neutron fission products  

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The antineutrino spectrum of fission products from thermal neutron induced fission of 241Pu was derived from a measurement of the correlated beta spectrum. The energy range 1.5 MeV to 9 MeV was covered and a precision of 4% was achieved at 4 MeV. A revised version of the antineutrino spectrum from 239Pu fission is also presented.

A.A. Hahn; K. Schreckenbach; W. Gelletly; F. von Feilitzsch; G. Colvin; B. Krusche

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Using Quasi-Monoenergetic Photon Sources To Probe Photo-Fission Resonances  

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We present preliminary results of photo-fission measurements of uranium isotopes with the quasi-monoenergetic gamma-ray source, HIGS. The measurements were performed to search for photo-fission resonances. We discuss potential applications to use photo-fission resonances to identify special nuclear material in cargo containers. We discuss the importance of quasi-monoenergetic gamma-ray sources for this kind of application.

Johnson, Micah S.; Hall, James M.; McNabb, Dennis P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore CA 94550 (United States); Tuffley, Michael J. [San Jose State University, San Jose CA 95192 (United States); Ahmed, Mohammed W.; Stave, Sean; Weller, Henry R. [Duke University, Durham NC 27708 (United States); Karwowski, Hugon; Thompkins, Jeromy [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599 (United States)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission fragment mass distributions in reactions forming the Fr213 compound nucleus  

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The fission fragment mass angle correlations and mass ratio distributions have been investigated for the two systems O16+Au197 and Al27+W186, leading to the same compound nucleus Fr213 around the Coulomb barrier energies. Systematic analysis of the variance of the mass distributions as a function of temperature and angular momentum suggests true compound nuclear fission for both the reactions, indicating the absence of nonequilibrium fission processes.

S. Appannababu; S. Mukherjee; B. K. Nayak; R. G. Thomas; P. Sugathan; A. Jhingan; E. Prasad; D. Negi; N. N. Deshmukh; P. K. Rath; N. L. Singh; R. K. Choudhury

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Train track expansions of measured foliations February 16, 2003  

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Train track expansions of measured foliations Lee Mosher February 16, 2003 Contents 1 Introduction foliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.5 Train tracks and train track's classification of mapping classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 3 Train tracks 49 3.1 Pretracks

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Train track expansions of measured foliations December 28, 2003  

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Train track expansions of measured foliations Lee Mosher December 28, 2003 Contents 1 Introduction foliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.5 Train tracks and train track's classification of mapping classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 3 Train tracks 55 3.1 Pretracks

Mosher, Lee

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E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute thermal fission Sample Search...  

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- Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University; Garver, John I. - Department of Geology, Union College Collection: Geosciences 28 Nuclear fission time measurements as a...

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Determination of the transuranic dose equivalent to the Rongelapese from urinary output analyzed by the fission track method  

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on metabolic data for plutonium were used to estimate intake, and were generated by INDOS, a computer code used for internal dosimetry calcuiations. The period of intake was assumed to be equal to the time of residence on the island. Effective dose... from exposure to cesium-137. The cesium dose was determined to be higher for older members of the population, but no correlation to plutonium results was found after data analysis. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I wish to express my sincere appreciation...

Taylor, George Anthony

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plenary II -- Track Safety Standards  

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TSS 2001 A TSS 2001 A V 1.0 1 Federal Railroad Administration Track Safety Standards (TSS) 49 CFR Part 213 Subpart A - General Excepted Track & Classes 1 - 5 Overview TSS 2001 A V 1.0 2 Presentation Notes * This presentation is intended to provide guidance in broad terms. It is not intended to serve as a complete explanation of the regulations or as a substitute for application of the regulations to specific facts. * With the exception of definitions, each section shown in this presentation are brief summaries of the regulation text. User must consult the complete regulation documentation when necessary. * This presentation is based on the Final Rule published in the Federal Register June 22, 1998, Vol. 63, No. 119, [Docket RST-90-1, Notice 8] effective Sept. 21, 1998 and

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Keeping track of the damage  

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News Archives: News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Keeping track of the damage Scientists resolve long-standing mystery of ion-solid interactions Reprinted with kind permission from ScienceWise - Science Magazine of the Australian National University JANUARY 27, 2009 Bookmark and Share Dr. Patrick Kluth and Claudia Schnohr. Silica (silicon dioxide) is the most abundant mineral in the earth's crust and consequently is a core component in many rocks. It's quite common for such rocks to also contain natural traces of materials like uranium that undergo slow radioactive decay. This radioactivity produces energetic particles that smash through the surrounding silica creating tracks of localized damage in their wake.

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Geochemistry of organic-rich black shales overlying the natural nuclear fission reactors of Oklo, Republic of Gabon  

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The organic-rich black shales of the Franceville Series` FB Formation overlying the uranium ores, and natural nuclear fission reactors of Oklo, Gabon, are not notably metalliferous. Chromium, gold, silver, and barium are slightly enriched in average Oklo black shale (AOK) relative to black shale standard SDO-1. Geochemical variations among the black shale samples of the sedimentary sequence include enrichment in potassium, barium, chromium, and silver in the four lowermost samples, the presence of a bleached zone depleted in organic carbon lowermost in the sequence, and elevated rare earth element (REE) content in samples closest to the Oklo reactor zones. Hydrothermal activity has influenced the geochemistry of the black shale but is evidently not linked to reactor-driven processes. Chondrite-normalized REE patterns of Oklo black shale samples show slight enrichment in light REE and slight depletion in heavy REE, especially in the sample closest to the reactor zone. However, comparison of REE content with various petrographic facies in and near the Oklo reactors shows no apparent enrichment in fission product (intermediate) REE. With few exceptions, reactor facies all contain more REE than AOK. The chondrite-normalized REE pattern of AOK resembles that of greywacke-shale turbidites of Archean greenstone belts. The paucity of uranium and manganese in AOK is a curious anomaly in an area of world class uranium and manganese deposits.

Mossman, D.J. [Mount Allison Univ., Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada). Dept. of Physics, Engineering and Geoscience; Gauthier-Lafaye, F. [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg (France). Centre de Geochimie de la Surface; Nagy, B.; Rigali, M.J. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single nanoparticle tracking spectroscopic microscope  

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A system that can maintain and track the position of a single nanoparticle in three dimensions for a prolonged period has been disclosed. The system allows for continuously imaging the particle to observe any interactions it may have. The system also enables the acquisition of real-time sequential spectroscopic information from the particle. The apparatus holds great promise in performing single molecule spectroscopy and imaging on a non-stationary target.

Yang, Haw (Moraga, CA); Cang, Hu (Berkeley, CA); Xu, Cangshan (Berkeley, CA); Wong, Chung M. (San Gabriel, CA)

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Fission Products on the AGR-1 Capsule Components  

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The components of the AGR-1 irradiation capsules were analyzed to determine the retained inventory of fission products in order to determine the extent of in-pile fission product release from the fuel compacts. This includes analysis of (i) the metal capsule components, (ii) the graphite fuel holders, (iii) the graphite spacers, and (iv) the gas exit lines. The fission products most prevalent in the components were Ag-110m, Cs 134, Cs 137, Eu-154, and Sr 90, and the most common location was the metal capsule components and the graphite fuel holders. Gamma scanning of the graphite fuel holders was also performed to determine spatial distribution of Ag-110m and radiocesium. Silver was released from the fuel components in significant fractions. The total Ag-110m inventory found in the capsules ranged from 1.210 2 (Capsule 3) to 3.810 1 (Capsule 6). Ag-110m was not distributed evenly in the graphite fuel holders, but tended to concentrate at the axial ends of the graphite holders in Capsules 1 and 6 (located at the top and bottom of the test train) and near the axial center in Capsules 2, 3, and 5 (in the center of the test train). The Ag-110m further tended to be concentrated around fuel stacks 1 and 3, the two stacks facing the ATR reactor core and location of higher burnup, neutron fluence, and temperatures compared with Stack 2. Detailed correlation of silver release with fuel type and irradiation temperatures is problematic at the capsule level due to the large range of temperatures experienced by individual fuel compacts in each capsule. A comprehensive Ag 110m mass balance for the capsules was performed using measured inventories of individual compacts and the inventory on the capsule components. For most capsules, the mass balance was within 11% of the predicted inventory. The Ag-110m release from individual compacts often exhibited a very large range within a particular capsule.

Paul A. Demkowicz; Jason M. Harp; Philip L. Winston; Scott A. Ploger

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Delayed neutron measurements of 232Th neutron-induced fission  

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Abstract Delayed neutrons (DN) play an important role in nuclear reactor physics. Innovative critical reactor studies bring to light the need of new DN yields data. For the thorium fuel cycle DN data for 232Th is needed. In the literature, significant discrepancies were observed for energies below 4MeV and data are dispersed around 14MeV. Therefore DN absolute yields from 232Th fission have been determined at the PTB Ion Accelerator Facility in Braunschweig. A consistent set of data has been measured for incident neutrons with energies of 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 16MeV.

X. Ledoux; D. Dor; M. Mosconi; R. Nolte; S. Roettger; S. Varet

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Spectrum of Neutrons from Thermal Fission of U235  

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A proton recoil counter has been used to determine the neutron spectrum, in the energy range 3.3-17 Mev, of a beam produced by irradiating 95 percent U235 (metal) in the central experimental hole of the Los Alamos Homogeneous Reactor. Most of the fissions were induced by slow neutrons. The data are combined with those obtained by D. Hill and by T. W. Bonner, R. A. Ferrell and M. C. Rinehart; the composite spectrum so obtained extends from 0.075 to 17 Mev. Fits with two general formulas are discussed.

B. E. Watt

1952-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission meter and neutron detection using poisson distribution comparison  

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A neutron detector system and method for discriminating fissile material from non-fissile material wherein a digital data acquisition unit collects data at high rate, and in real-time processes large volumes of data directly into information that a first responder can use to discriminate materials. The system comprises counting neutrons from the unknown source and detecting excess grouped neutrons to identify fission in the unknown source. Comparison of the observed neutron count distribution with a Poisson distribution is performed to distinguish fissile material from non-fissile material.

Rowland, Mark S; Snyderman, Neal J

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Population of superdeformed bands and competition with fission  

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Average entry points for superdeformed (SD) and normal states have been measured in {sup 191, 192}Hg and in {sup 152}Dy. Compared with normal states, the superdeformed states have entry spins {approximately} 10 h higher and internal excitation energies (U = E --- E{sub yrast}) at least 2 MeV lower for the Hg cases and about 8 MeV lower for {sup 152}Dy. By comparison with calculated {ell}- distributions of evaporation residues (ER), using CASCADE to compute the fission competition, we find that the initial population of the SD band in {sup 192}Hg originates from the tail of the ER spin distribution. 12 refs., 5 figs.

Moore, E.F.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Khoo, T.L.; Ahmad, I.; Carpenter, M.P.; Chasman, R.R.; Wolfs, F.L.H. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Beard, K.B; Garg, U.; Ye, D. (Notre Dame Univ., IN (USA)); Benet, Ph.; Daly, P.J.; Grabowski, Z.W. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA)); Drigert, M.W. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt {gamma}-ray spectroscopy of isotopically identified fission fragments  

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Measurements of prompt Doppler-corrected deexcitation {gamma} rays from uniquely identified fragments formed in fusion-fission reactions of the type {sup 12}C({sup 238}U,{sup 134}Xe)Ru are reported. The fragments were identified in both A and Z using the variable-mode, high-acceptance magnetic spectrometer VAMOS. States built on the characteristic neutron configurations forming high-spin isomers (7{sup -} and 10{sup +}) in {sup 134}Xe are presented and compared with the predictions of shell-model calculations using a new effective interaction in the region of Z{>=}50 and N{<=}82.

Shrivastava, A.; Caamano, M.; Rejmund, M.; Navin, A.; Rejmund, F.; Lemasson, A.; Schmitt, C.; Derkx, X.; Fernandez-Dominguez, B.; Golabek, C.; Roger, T. [GANIL, CEA/DSM--CNRS/IN2P3, Bd Henri Becquerel, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 5 (France); Schmidt, K.-H. [GANIL, CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, Bd Henri Becquerel, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 5 (France) and GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, Planckstrasse 1, D-64220 Darmstadt (Germany); Gaudefroy, L.; Taieb, J. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France); Sieja, K. [GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, Planckstrasse 1, D-64220 Darmstadt (Germany); Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Audouin, L.; Bacri, C. O. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS, Universite Paris Sud, F-91406 Orsay (France); Barreau, G.; Jurado, B. [Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux Gradignan--UMR 5797, CNRS/IN2P3-Universite Bordeaux 1, F-33175 Gradignan Cedex (France); Benlliure, J. [Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)] (and others)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous-fission half-lives of deformed superheavy nuclei  

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Spontaneous-fission half-lives of the heaviest nuclei are analyzed in a multidimensional deformation space. They are calculated in a dynamical approach, without any adjustable parameters. The potential energy is obtained by the macroscopic-microscopic method and the inertia tensor by the cranking method. The action integral is minimized by a variational procedure. Even-even nuclei with proton number Z=104114 and neutron number N=142176 are considered. The results reproduce existing experimental data rather well. Relatively long half-lives are predicted for many unknown nuclei, sufficient to detect them if synthesized in a laboratory.

R. Smola?czuk; J. Skalski; A. Sobiczewski

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt ?-ray production in neutron-induced fission of 239Pu  

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Background: The prompt gamma-ray spectrum from fission is important for understanding the physics of nuclear fission, and also in applications involving fission. Relatively few measurements of the prompt gamma spectrum from 239Pu(n,f) have been published.Purpose: This experiment measured the multiplicity, individual gamma energy spectrum, and total gamma energy spectrum of prompt fission gamma rays from 239Pu(n,f) in the neutron energy range from thermal to 30 keV, to test models of fission and to provide information for applications.Method: Gamma rays from neutron-induced fission of 239Pu were measured using the DANCE gamma-ray calorimeter. Fission events were tagged by detecting fission products in a parallel-plate avalanche counter in the center of DANCE. The measurements were corrected for detector response using a geant4 model of DANCE. A detailed analysis for the gamma rays from the 1+ resonance complex at 10.93 eV is presented.Results: A six-parameter analytical parametrization of the fission gamma-ray spectrum was obtained. A Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach calculation provided good general agreement with the data, but some differences remain to be resolved.Conclusions: An analytic parametrization can be made of the gamma-ray multiplicity, energy distribution, and total-energy distribution for the prompt gamma rays following neutron-induced fission of 239Pu. This parametrization may be useful for applications. Modern Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach calculations can do a good job of calculating the fission gamma-ray emission spectrum, although some details remain to be understood.

J. L. Ullmann; E. M. Bond; T. A. Bredeweg; A. Couture; R. C. Haight; M. Jandel; T. Kawano; H. Y. Lee; J. M. ODonnell; A. C. Hayes; I. Stetcu; T. N. Taddeucci; P. Talou; D. J. Vieira; J. B. Wilhelmy; J. A. Becker; A. Chyzh; J. Gostic; R. Henderson; E. Kwan; C. Y. Wu

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product retention in newly discovered organic-rich natural fission reactors at Oklo and Bangombe, Gabon  

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The discovery of naturally occurring fission reactors in the rock strata of the Paleoproterozoic Francevillian Basin in the Republic of Gabon in equatorial West Africa led to several programs to define migration and/or retention of uranium and fissiogenic isotopes from/in the natural reactor zones. Although much understanding has been gained, new insight is needed regarding the chemical and physical parameters that control movement and retention of fission products over almost two billion years from/in the natural reactors. Seventeen known natural fission reactors sustained criticality for 0.1 to 1 million years in hydrothermally altered sedimentary rocks 1968 +/- 50 million years ago. These natural nuclear reactors attained criticality because of high concentrations of uranium in small pockets in uranium ores, the lack of neutron poisons, and because at the time they reached criticality, the abundance of [sup 235]U was five times greater than it is today. Water acted as a moderator, and temperature in the natural reactors was between 160 and 360[degrees]C. Both the uranium-rich pockets and the uranium ore bodies in which these pockets are located were formed when aqueous solutions moving through highly fractured zones in the Francevillian sedimentary rocks met organic-rich sediments. This resulted in the reduction of U(VI) in the dissolved uranyl ions to U(IV), causing the precipitation of pitchblende and uraninite. It has been proposed that between 2.2 and 1.9 billion years ago, the earth's atmosphere experienced a remarkable temporary rise in O[sub 2] content; this event may account for the uranium-bearing, oxidizing aqueous solutions in the Francevillian rocks.

Nagy, B.; Rigali, M.J. (Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and Analysis of Fission Rates in a Spherical Mockup of Uranium and Polyethylene  

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Measurements of the reaction rate distribution were carried out using two kinds of Plate Micro Fission Chamber(PMFC). The first is a depleted uranium chamber and the second an enriched uranium chamber. The material in the depleted uranium chamber is strictly the same as the material in the uranium assembly. With the equation solution to conduct the isotope contribution correction, the fission rate of 238U and 235U were obtained from the fission rate of depleted uranium and enriched uranium. And then, the fission count of 238U and 235U in an individual uranium shell was obtained. In this work, MCNP5 and continuous energy cross sections ENDF/BV.0 were used for the analysis of fission rate distribution and fission count. The calculated results were compared with the experimental ones. The calculation of fission rate of DU and EU were found to agree with the measured ones within 10% except at the positions in polyethylene region and the two positions near the outer surface. Beacause the fission chamber was not co...

Tong-Hua, Zhu; Xin-Xin, Lu; Rong, Liu; Zi-Jie, Han; Li, Jiang; Mei, Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural basis for recruitment of mitochondrial fission complexes by Fis1  

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Structural basis for recruitment of mitochondrial fission complexes by Fis1 Yan Zhang and David C mitochondrial fission complex, the outer membrane protein Fis1 recruits the dynamin-related GTPase Dnm1 to mitochondria. Fis1 contains a tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) domain and interacts with Dnm1 via the molecular

Chan, David

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New fission fragment distributions and r-process origin of the rare-earth elements  

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Neutron star (NS) merger ejecta offer a viable site for the production of heavy r-process elements with nuclear mass numbers A > 140. The crucial role of fission recycling is responsible for the robustness of this site against many astrophysical uncertainties, but calculations sensitively depend on nuclear physics. In particular the fission fragment yields determine the creation of 110 140.

Goriely, S; Lemaitre, J -F; Panebianco, S; Dubray, N; Hilaire, S; Bauswein, A; Janka, H -Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion of the Neutron Emission in U{sup 235} Fission  

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Equations are developed which allow the calculation of the average number of neutrons per U{sup235} fission from experimental measurements. Experimental methods are described, the results of which give a value of (7.8 + 0.6){sup ?} neutrons per U{sup 235} thermal fission.

Feynman, R. P.; de Hoffmann, F.; Serber, R.

1955-00-00T23:59:59.000Z

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The neutronics studies of fusion fission hybrid power reactor  

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In this paper, a series of neutronics analysis of hybrid power reactor is proposed. The ideas of loading different fuels in a modular-type fission blanket is analyzed, fitting different level of fusion developments, i.e., the current experimental power output, the level can be obtained in the coming future and the high-power fusion reactor like ITER. The energy multiplication of fission blankets and tritium breeding ratio are evaluated as the criterion of design. The analysis is implemented based on the D-type simplified model, aiming to find a feasible 1000MWe hybrid power reactor for 5 years' lifetime. Three patterns are analyzed: 1) for the low fusion power, the reprocessed fuel is chosen. The fuel with high plutonium content is loaded to achieve large energy multiplication. 2) For the middle fusion power, the spent fuel from PWRs can be used to realize about 30 times energy multiplication. 3) For the high fusion power, the natural uranium can be directly used and about 10 times energy multiplication can be achieved.

Zheng Youqi; Wu Hongchun; Zu Tiejun; Yang Chao; Cao Liangzhi [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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(COMEDIE program review and fission product transport in MHTGR reactor)  

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The subcontract between Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., and the CEA provides for the refurbishment of the high pressure COMEDIE test loop in the SILOE reactor and a series of experiments to characterize fission product lift-off from MHTGR heat exchanger surfaces under several depressurization accident scenarios. The data will contribute to the validation of models and codes used to predict fission product transport in the MHTGR. In the meeting at CEA headquarters in Paris the program schedule and preparation for the DCAA and Quality Assurance audits were discussed. Long-range interest in expanded participation in the gas-cooled reactor technology Umbrella Agreement was also expressed by the CEA. At the CENG, in Grenoble, technical details on the loop design, fabrication components, development of test procedures, and preparation for the DOE quality assurance (QA) audit in May were discussed. After significant delays in CY 1989 it appears that good progress is being made in CY 1990 and the first major test will be initiated by December. An extensive list of agreements and commitments was generated to facilitate the coordination and planning of future work. 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Stansfield, O.M.

1990-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The vacuum system for the Munich fission fragment accelerator  

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The Munich Accelerator for Fission Fragments (MAFF) is a radioactive ion beam facility which will be installed at the new research reactor FRM-II. This new reactor became critical in Spring 2004. The heart of MAFF, the target-ion source unit will be placed in the through-going beam tube of the FRM-II. This beam tube has been installed, tested and filled with helium in 2001. The cogent authorization procedures and safety levels developed for nuclear power plants are applied for this research reactor also. Therefore, MAFF also has to obey these very strict rules, because the typical 1g load of 235U in the MAFF source creates a fission product activity of several 1014Bq after one reactor cycle of 52 days. All vacuum components must withstand a pressure of 6105Pa in addition to their UHV acceptability. Even dynamic gaskets must be strictly metallic, because organic compounds would not withstand the radioactive irradiation during the design lifetime of 30 years. Only dry vacuum pumps are suitable: refrigerator cryopumps for the high-vacuum part and five stages of roots pumps for roughing and regeneration.

P. Maier-Komor; T. Faestermann; R. Krcken; F. Nebel; S. Winkler; M. Gro; D. Habs; O. Kester; J. Szerypo; P.G. Thirolf

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale approach to the modeling of fission gas discharge during hypothetical loss-of-flow accident in gen-IV sodium fast reactor  

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The required technological and safety standards for future Gen IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. The purpose of this paper is to present new results of multi-scale three-dimensional (3D) simulations of the inter-related phenomena, which occur as a result of fuel element heat-up and cladding failure, including the injection of a jet of gaseous fission products into a partially blocked Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) coolant channel, and gas/molten sodium transport along the coolant channels. The computational approach to the analysis of the overall accident scenario is based on using two different inter-communicating computational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) codes: a CFD code, PHASTA, and a RANS code, NPHASE-CMFD. Using the geometry and time history of cladding failure and the gas injection rate, direct numerical simulations (DNS), combined with the Level Set method, of two-phase turbulent flow have been performed by the PHASTA code. The model allows one to track the evolution of gas/liquid interfaces at a centimeter scale. The simulated phenomena include the formation and breakup of the jet of fission products injected into the liquid sodium coolant. The PHASTA outflow has been averaged over time to obtain mean phasic velocities and volumetric concentrations, as well as the liquid turbulent kinetic energy and turbulence dissipation rate, all of which have served as the input to the core-scale simulations using the NPHASE-CMFD code. A sliding window time averaging has been used to capture mean flow parameters for transient cases. The results presented in the paper include testing and validation of the proposed models, as well the predictions of fission-gas/liquid-sodium transport along a multi-rod fuel assembly of SFR during a partial loss-of-flow accident. (authors)

Behafarid, F.; Shaver, D. R. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States); Bolotnov, I. A. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Jansen, K. E. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Antal, S. P.; Podowski, M. Z. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the neutron and gamma fields in the JSI TRIGA reactor using in-core fission and ionization chambers  

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Abstract CEA developed fission chambers and ionization chambers were utilized at the JSI TRIGA reactor to measure neutron and gamma fields. The measured axial fission rate distributions in the reactor core are generally in good agreement with the calculated values using the Monte Carlo model of the reactor thus verifying both the computational model and the fission chambers. In future, multiple absolutely calibrated fission chambers could be used for more accurate online reactor thermal power monitoring.

Gaper erovnik; Tanja Kaiba; Vladimir Radulovi?; Ane Jazbec; Sebastjan Rupnik; Loc Barbot; Damien Fourmentel; Luka Snoj

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion. 16 figs.

Johnson, K.C.

1992-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Euratom Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Guide for Applicants: FP7-Fission-2007 GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS  

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Euratom Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Guide for Applicants: FP7-Fission-2007 i GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS Euratom Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Activities Call Identifier: FP7-Fission-2007 Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Guide for Applicants: FP7-Fission-2007 iii Contents TU1UT

De Cindio, Fiorella

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Shape-induced gravitational sorting of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from CALIOP  

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Shape-induced gravitational sorting of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from of Saharan dust from June to August 2007. Observing along a typical transatlantic dust track, we find that (1 of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from CALIOP lidar depolarization measurements, Geophys

Kostinski, Alex

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Fusionfission hybrids for nuclear waste transmutation: A synergistic step between Gen-IV fission and fusion reactors  

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Energy demand and GDP per capita are strongly correlated, while public concern over the role of energy in climate change is growing. Nuclear power plants produce 16% of world electricity demands without greenhouse gases. Generation-IV advanced nuclear energy systems are being designed to be safe and economical. Minimizing the handling and storage of nuclear waste is important. NIF and ITER are bringing sustainable fusion energy closer, but a significant gap in fusion technology development remains. Fusionfission hybrids could be a synergistic step to a pure fusion economy and act as a technology bridge. We discuss how a pulsed power-driven Z-pinch hybrid system producing only 20MW of fusion yield can drive a sub-critical transuranic blanket that transmutes 1280kg of actinide wastes per year and produces 3000MW. These results are applicable to other inertial and magnetic fusion energy systems. A hybrid system could be introduced somewhat sooner because of the modest fusion yield requirements and can provide both a safe alternative to fast reactors for nuclear waste transmutation and a maturation path for fusion technology. The development and demonstration of advanced materials that withstand high-temperature, high-irradiation environments is a fundamental technology issue that is common to both fusionfission hybrids and Generation-IV reactors.

T.A. Mehlhorn; B.B. Cipiti; C.L. Olson; G.E. Rochau

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion-fission hybrids for nuclear waste transmutation : a synergistic step between Gen-IV fission and fusion reactors.  

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Energy demand and GDP per capita are strongly correlated, while public concern over the role of energy in climate change is growing. Nuclear power plants produce 16% of world electricity demands without greenhouse gases. Generation-IV advanced nuclear energy systems are being designed to be safe and economical. Minimizing the handling and storage of nuclear waste is important. NIF and ITER are bringing sustainable fusion energy closer, but a significant gap in fusion technology development remains. Fusion-fission hybrids could be a synergistic step to a pure fusion economy and act as a technology bridge. We discuss how a pulsed power-driven Z-pinch hybrid system producing only 20 MW of fusion yield can drive a sub-critical transuranic blanket that transmutes 1280 kg of actinide wastes per year and produces 3000 MW. These results are applicable to other inertial and magnetic fusion energy systems. A hybrid system could be introduced somewhat sooner because of the modest fusion yield requirements and can provide both a safe alternative to fast reactors for nuclear waste transmutation and a maturation path for fusion technology. The development and demonstration of advanced materials that withstand high-temperature, high-irradiation environments is a fundamental technology issue that is common to both fusion-fission hybrids and Generation-IV reactors.

Olson, Craig Lee; Mehlhorn, Thomas Alan; Cipiti, Benjamin B.; Rochau, Gary Eugene

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance  

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Learn more at betterbuildings.energy.gov Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance i Preface The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program...

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Novel Nanoparticle Tracking Device | The Ames Laboratory  

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Novel Nanoparticle Tracking Device A new technique simultaneously illuminates the location, orientation and rotation in 3D of individual gold nanorods. Gold nanorods have been used...

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Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants  

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January 8, 2010 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Systems Analyses and Planning Erik Shuster 2 Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants This report is intended to...

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Thermal Performance of Deep-Burn Fusion-Fission Hybrid Waste in a Repository  

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The Laser Inertial Confinement Fusion Fission Energy (LIFE) Engine [1] combines a neutron-rich but energy-poor inertial fusion system with an energy-rich but neutron-poor subcritical fission blanket. Because approximately 80% of the LIFE Engine energy is produced from fission, the requirements for laser efficiency and fusion target performance are relaxed, compared to a pure-fusion system, and hence a LIFE Engine prototype can be based on target performance in the first few years of operation of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Similarly, because of the copious fusion neutrons, the fission blanket can be run in a subcritical, driven, mode, without the need for control rods or other sophisticated reactivity control systems. Further, because the fission blanket is inherently subcritical, fission fuels that can be used in LIFE Engine designs include thorium, depleted uranium, natural uranium, spent light water reactor fuel, highly enriched uranium, and plutonium. Neither enrichment nor reprocessing is required for the LIFE Engine fuel cycle, and burnups to 99% fraction of initial metal atoms (FIMA) being fissioned are envisioned. This paper discusses initial calculations of the thermal behavior of spent LIFE fuel following completion of operation in the LIFE Engine [2]. The three time periods of interest for thermal calculations are during interim storage (probably at the LIFE Engine site), during the preclosure operational period of a geologic repository, and after closure of the repository.

Blink, J A; Chipman, V; Farmer, J; Shaw, H; Zhao, P

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of fission gas behavior in engineering-scale fuel modeling  

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The role of uncertainties in fission gas behavior calculations as part of engineering-scale nuclear fuel modeling is investigated using the BISON fuel performance code and a recently implemented physics-based model for the coupled fission gas release and swelling. Through the integration of BISON with the DAKOTA software, a sensitivity analysis of the results to selected model parameters is carried out based on UO2 single-pellet simulations covering different power regimes. The parameters are varied within ranges representative of the relative uncertainties and consistent with the information from the open literature. The study leads to an initial quantitative assessment of the uncertainty in fission gas behavior modeling with the parameter characterization presently available. Also, the relative importance of the single parameters is evaluated. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis is carried out based on simulations of a fuel rod irradiation experiment, pointing out a significant impact of the considered uncertainties on the calculated fission gas release and cladding diametral strain. The results of the study indicate that the commonly accepted deviation between calculated and measured fission gas release by a factor of 2 approximately corresponds to the inherent modeling uncertainty at high fission gas release. Nevertheless, higher deviations may be expected for values around 10% and lower. Implications are discussed in terms of directions of research for the improved modeling of fission gas behavior for engineering purposes.

G. Pastore; L.P. Swiler; J.D. Hales; S.R. Novascone; D.M. Perez; B.W. Spencer; L. Luzzi; P. Van Uffelen; R.L. Williamson

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Energy-Efficient Computing for Wildlife Tracking  

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Energy-Efficient Computing for Wildlife Tracking: Design Tradeoffs and Early Experiences with ZebraNet Philo Juang Hidekazu Oki Yong Wang Margaret Martonosi Li-Shiuan Peh Dan Rubenstein Dept. of Electrical Princeton University ZebraNet Project VET TES EN NOV TAM TVM Current Tracking Technology Most common: VHF

Singh, Jaswinder Pal

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Rotorcraft Trajectory Tracking by Supervised NLI Control  

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for a four rotor aircraft with fixed pitch blades, or rotorcraft, are considered. One important limitation tracking by a four rotor aircraft is considered. After introducing the flight dynamics equations for the four rotor aircraft, a trajectory tracking control structure based on a two layer non linear inverse

Boyer, Edmond

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Position and orientation tracking system  

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A position and orientation tracking system presents a laser scanning apparatus having two measurement pods, a control station, and a detector array. The measurement pods can be mounted in the dome of a radioactive waste storage silo. Each measurement pod includes dual orthogonal laser scanner subsystems. The first laser scanner subsystem is oriented to emit a first line laser in the pan direction. The second laser scanner is oriented to emit a second line laser in the tilt direction. Both emitted line lasers scan planes across the radioactive waste surface to encounter the detector array mounted on a target robotic vehicle. The angles of incidence of the planes with the detector array are recorded by the control station. Combining measurements describing each of the four planes provides data for a closed form solution of the algebraic transform describing the position and orientation of the target robotic vehicle. 14 figs.

Burks, B.L.; DePiero, F.W.; Armstrong, G.A.; Jansen, J.F.; Muller, R.C.; Gee, T.F.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Position and orientation tracking system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A position and orientation tracking system presents a laser scanning appaus having two measurement pods, a control station, and a detector array. The measurement pods can be mounted in the dome of a radioactive waste storage silo. Each measurement pod includes dual orthogonal laser scanner subsystems. The first laser scanner subsystem is oriented to emit a first line laser in the pan direction. The second laser scanner is oriented to emit a second line laser in the tilt direction. Both emitted line lasers scan planes across the radioactive waste surface to encounter the detector array mounted on a target robotic vehicle. The angles of incidence of the planes with the detector array are recorded by the control station. Combining measurements describing each of the four planes provides data for a closed form solution of the algebraic transform describing the position and orientation of the target robotic vehicle.

Burks, Barry L. (Oak Ridge, TN); DePiero, Fred W. (Knoxville, TN); Armstrong, Gary A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Jansen, John F. (Knoxville, TN); Muller, Richard C. (Oak Ridge, TN); Gee, Timothy F. (Riceville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission Thrust sail as booster for high {\\Delta}v fusion based propulsion  

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The fission thrust sail as booster for nuclear fusion-based rocket propulsion for future starships is studied. Some required aspects of these systems such as neutron moderation and sail regeneration are discussed. First order calculations are used together with Monte Carlo simulations to assess system performance. When the fusion rocket has relatively low efficiency (~30%) in converting fusion fuel to a directed exhaust, adding a fission sail is shown to be beneficial for obtainable delta-v. Also, this type of fission-fusion hybrid interstellar propulsion has the potential to improve acceleration. Other advantages are discussed as well.

Ceyssens, Frederik; Driesen, Maarten

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Prompt muon-induced fission: a probe for nuclear energy dissipation  

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We solve the time-dependent Dirac equation for a muon which is initially bound to a fissioning actinide nucleus. The computations are carried out on a 3-D cartesian lattice utilizing the Basis-Spline collocation method. The muon dynamics is sensitive to the nuclear energy dissipation between the outer fission barrier and the scission point. From a comparison with experimental data we find a dissipated energy of about 10 MeV and a fission time delay due to friction of order $2 \\times 10^{-21}$ s.

Volker E. Oberacker

1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Atomic Binding (DAB) Approach in Interpretation of Fission Products Behavior in Terrestrial and Water Ecosystems  

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A large number of studies and models were established to explain the fission products (FP) behavior within terrestrial and water ecosystems, but a number of behaviors were non understandable, which always attributed to unknown reasons. According to DAB hypothesis, almost all fission products behaviors in terrestrial and water ecosystems could be interpreted in a wide coincidence. The gab between former models predictions, and field behavior of fission products after accidents like Chernobyl have been explained. DAB represents a tool to reduce radio-phobia as well as radiation protection expenses. (author)

Ajlouni, Abdul-Wali M.S. [Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Amman 11814 (Jordan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting special nuclear materials in containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

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A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a container. The system and its method include irradiating the container with an energetic beam, so as to induce a fission in the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

249

Precise Barriers and Shell Effects: a New Inroad to Fission Saddle Point Spectroscopy  

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Fission excitation functions have been measured for a chain of neighboring compound nuclei, from 207Po to 212Po. We present a new analysis which provides a determination of the fission barriers and ground state shell effects with nearly spectroscopic accuracy. The improved accuracy achieved in this analysis may lead to a future detailed exploration of the saddle mass surface and its spectroscopy. The sensitivity of the fission probabilities on shell effects extends to excitation energies of 150 MeV and negates recent claims for the disappearance of shell corrections due to collective effects.

L. Phair; L. G. Moretto; K. X. Jing; L. Beaulieu; D. Breus; J. B. Elliott; T. S. Fan; Th. Rubehn; G. J. Wozniak

2003-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiological Aspects of Deep-Burn Fusion-Fission Hybrid Waste in a Repository  

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The quantity, radioactivity, and isotopic characteristics of the spent fission fuel from a hybrid fusion-fission system capable of extremely high burnups are described. The waste generally has higher activity per unit mass of heavy metal, but much lower activity per unit energy generated. The very long-term radioactivity is dominated by fission products. Simple scaling calculations suggest that the dose from a repository containing such waste would be dominated by {sup 129}I, {sup 135}Cs, and {sup 242}Pu. Use of such a system for generating energy would greatly reduce the need for repository capacity.

Shaw, H F; Blink, J A; Farmer, J C; Karmer, K J; Latkowski, J F; Zhao, P

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking formulas and strategies for a receiver oriented dual-axis tracking toroidal heliostat  

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A 4 m x 4 m toroidal heliostat with receiver oriented dual-axis tracking, also called spinning-elevation tracking, was developed as an auxiliary heat source for a hydrogen production system. A series of spinning-elevation tracking formulas have been derived for this heliostat. This included basic tracking formulas, a formula for the elevation angle for heliostat with a mirror-pivot offset, and a more general formula for the biased elevation angle. This paper presents the new tracking formulas in detail and analyzes the accuracy of applying a simplifying approximation. The numerical results show these receiver oriented dual-axis tracking formula approximations are accurate to within 2.5 x 10{sup -6} m in image plane. Some practical tracking strategies are discussed briefly. Solar images from the toroidal heliostat at selected times are also presented. (author)

Guo, Minghuan; Wang, Zhifeng; Liang, Wenfeng; Zhang, Xiliang; Zang, Chuncheng [Key Laboratory of Solar Thermal Energy and Photovoltaic System of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Beijing 100190 (China); Lu, Zhenwu; Wei, Xiudong [Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Jilin 130033 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS Tracking Event Data Model -- 12.0.0  

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viewcvs-all.cgi/offline/? cvsroot=atlas : Tracking/TrkEvent/all.cgi/ offline/? cvsroot=atlas : Tracking/TrkEvent/all.cgi/offline/? cvsroot=atlas : Tracking/TrkDetDescr/

Akesson, F.; ATLAS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak...  

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Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO...

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ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System...  

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Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor Control System PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System...

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Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company...  

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LLC Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC More Documents & Publications Electronic...

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Version Tracking Document for DOE Challenge Homes, National Program...  

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Version Tracking Document for DOE Challenge Homes, National Program Requirements (Rev. 03) Version Tracking Document for DOE Challenge Homes, National Program Requirements (Rev....

257

Document metadata, tracking and tracing  

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Metadata is a valuable resource that, among other things, helps manage multiple changes to documents being produced by multiple authors collaborating together. These hidden properties are also of particular importance to forensic investigators who may well seek evidence linking individuals with knowledge of events or particular facts. But are we indiscreet in the level of metadata that we continue to publish? If so, what risks do we run in so doing?

Andrew J Clark

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robertsonian fusion and centric fission in karyotype evolution of higher plants  

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Robertsonian fusion and centric fission are uniquely detectable in ... karyotype patterns. They are the most important types of karyotype change in animals but seem ... flow. The number of reported cases of fusion

Keith Jones

259

Molten salt considerations for accelerator-driven subcritical fission to close the nuclear fuel cycle  

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The host salt selection, molecular modeling, physical chemistry, and processing chemistry are presented here for an accelerator-driven subcritical fission in a molten salt core (ADSMS). The core is fueled solely with the transuranics (TRU) and long-lived fission products (LFP) from used nuclear fuel. The neutronics and salt composition are optimized to destroy the transuranics by fission and the long-lived fission products by transmutation. The cores are driven by proton beams from a strong-focusing cyclotron stack. One such ADSMS system can destroy the transuranics in the used nuclear fuel produced by a 1GWe conventional reactor. It uniquely provides a method to close the nuclear fuel cycle for green nuclear energy.

Sooby, Elizabeth; Baty, Austin; Gerity, James; McIntyre, Peter; Melconian, Karie; Pogue, Nathaniel; Sattarov, Akhdiyor [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University, 4242 TAMU, College Station TX 77843 (United States); Adams, Marvin; Tsevkov, Pavel [Nuclear Engineering, Texas A and M University, Spence St., College Station TX 77843 (United States); Phongikaroon, Supathorn [Center for Advanced Energy Studies, University of Idaho, 995 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 (United States); Simpson, Michael; Tripathy, Prabhat [Materials Fuels Complex, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Dosimetry of fission neutrons in a 1-W reactor, UTR-Kinki  

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......2, the neutron energy spectrum calculated by MCNP4B...technique and the thermal neutron fluence rates from...determining the energy spectrum of the reactor's fission neutrons. It also...value, the activity induced in the In foils......

Satoru Endo; Eiji Yoshida; Yusuke Yoshitake; Tetsuo Horiguchi; Wenyi Zhang; Kazuo Fujikawa; Masaharu Hoshi; Tetsuo Itoh; Masayori Ishikawa; Kiyoshi Shizuma

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ternary particles with extreme N/Z ratios from neutron-induced fission  

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The existing ternary fission models can well reproduce the yields of the most abundant light charged particles. However, these models tend to significantly overestimate the yields of ternary particles with an extreme N/Z ratio: {sup 3}He, {sup 11}Li, {sup 14}Be, etc. The experimental yields of these isotopes were investigated with the recoil separator LOHENGRIN down to a level of 10{sup {minus}10} per fission. Results from the fissioning systems {sup 233}U (n{sub th}, f), {sup 235}U(n{sub th},f), {sup 239}Pu(n{sub th},f) {sup 241}Pu(n{sub th},f) and {sup 245}Cm(n{sub th},f) are presented and the implications for the ternary fission models are discussed.

Koster, U.; Faust, H.; Friedrichs, T.; Oberstedt, S.; Fioni, G.; Grob, M.; Ahmad, I. J.; Devlin, M.; Heinz, A.; Kondev, F. G.; Lauritsen, T.; Sarantites, D. G.; Siem, S.; Sobotka, L. G.; Sonzogni, A.

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Born-Oppenheimer expansion: From muon distribution to dissipation in fission  

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It is shown that a consistent treatment of momentum translation by a muon in the problem of the distribution of muons among prompt-fission fragments modifies the nonadiabatic transition operator in the Born-Oppenheimer

F. F. Karpeshin

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of noble-metal fission products with pyrolytic silicon carbide  

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Fuel particles for the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) contain layers of pyrolytic carbon and silicon carbide, which act as a miniature pressure vessel and form the primary fission product barrier. Of the many fission products formed during irradiation, the noble metals are of particular interest because they interact significantly with the SiC layer and their concentrations are somewhat higher in the low-enriched uranium fuels currently under consideration. To study fission product-SiC interactions, particles of UO/sub 2/ or UC/sub 2/ are doped with fission product elements before coating and are then held in a thermal gradient up to several thousand hours. Examination of the SiC coatings by TEM-AEM after annealing shows that silver behaves differently from the palladium group.

Lauf, R.J.; Braski, D.N.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slow light enhanced singlet exciton fission solar cells with a 126% yield of electrons per photon  

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Singlet exciton fission generates two triplet excitons per absorbed photon. It promises to increase the power extracted from sunlight without increasing the number of photovoltaic junctions in a solar cell. We demonstrate ...

Thompson, Nicholas J.

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Role of energy cost in the yield of cold ternary fission of 252 Cf  

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The energy costs in the cold ternary fission of 252Cf for various light charged particle emission are calculated by including Wongs correction for Coulomb potential. Energy cost is found to be higher in cold ......

P V KUNHIKRISHNAN; K P SANTHOSH

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

An analysis of tritium and fissile fuel exchange in fusion-fission systems  

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production reactors, respectively. R denotes the reaction rate, which is the fusion rate for the hybrid fusion reactor and the fissile consumption rate for both types of fission reactors. C expresses the number of atoms produced per reaction and "a... production reactors, respectively. R denotes the reaction rate, which is the fusion rate for the hybrid fusion reactor and the fissile consumption rate for both types of fission reactors. C expresses the number of atoms produced per reaction and "a...

Rice, Brent Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Description of Induced Nuclear Fission with Skyrme Energy Functionals: II. Finite Temperature Effects  

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Understanding the mechanisms of induced nuclear fission for a broad range of neutron energies could help resolve fundamental science issues, such as the formation of elements in the universe, but could have also a large impact on societal applications in energy production or nuclear waste management. The goal of this paper is to set up the foundations of a microscopic theory to study the static aspects of induced fission as a function of the excitation energy of the incident neutron, from thermal to fast neutrons. To account for the high excitation energy of the compound nucleus, we employ a statistical approach based on finite-temperature nuclear density functional theory with Skyrme energy densities, which we benchmark on the 239 Pu(n,f) reaction. We compute the evolution of the least-energy fission pathway across multidimensional potential energy surfaces with up to five collective variables as a function of the nuclear temperature, and predict the evolution of both the inner and outer fission barriers as a function of the excitation energy of the compound nucleus. We show that the coupling to the continuum induced by the finite temperature is negligible in the range of neutron energies relevant for many applications of neutron-induced fission. We prove that the concept of quantum localization introduced recently can be extended to T > 0, and we apply the method to study the interaction energy and total kinetic energy of fission fragments as a function of the temperature for the most probable fission. While large uncertainties in theoretical modeling remain, we conclude that finite-temperature nuclear density functional may provide a useful framework to obtain accurate predictions of fission fragment properties.

N. Schunck; D. Duke; H. Carr

2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

268

Class 3 Tracking and Monitoring System Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of Class 3 tracking system are to assist DOE in tracking and performance and progress of these projects and to capture the technical and financial information collected during the projects' monitoring phase. The captured information was used by DOE project managers and BDM-Oklahoma staff for project monitoring and evaluation, and technology transfer activities. The proposed tracking system used the Class Evaluation Executive Report (CLEVER), a relation database for storing and disseminating class project data; GeoGraphix, a geological and technical analysis and mapping software system; the Tertiary Oil Recovery Information System (TORIS) database; and MS-Project, a project management software system.

Safely, Eugene; Salamy, S. Phillip

1999-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of radioactive waste from first generation fusion reactors and fast fission reactors with actinide recycling  

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Limitations of the fission fuel resources will presumably mandate the replacement of thermal fission reactors by fast fission reactors that operate on a self-sufficient closed fuel cycle. This replacement might take place within the next one hundred years, so the direct competitors of fusion reactors will be fission reactors of the latter rather than the former type. Also, fast fission reactors, in contrast to thermal fission reactors, have the potential for transmuting long-lived actinides into short-lived fission products. The associated reduction of the long-term activation of radioactive waste due to actinides makes the comparison of radioactive waste from fast fission reactors to that from fusion reactors more rewarding than the comparison of radioactive waste from thermal fission reactors to that from fusion reactors. Radioactive waste from an experimental and a commercial fast fission reactor and an experimental and a commercial fusion reactor has been characterized. The fast fission reactors chosen for this study were the Experimental Breeder Reactor 2 and the Integral Fast Reactor. The fusion reactors chosen for this study were the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and a Reduced Activation Ferrite Helium Tokamak. The comparison of radioactive waste parameters shows that radioactive waste from the experimental fast fission reactor may be less hazardous than that from the experimental fusion reactor. Inclusion of the actinides would reverse this conclusion only in the long-term. Radioactive waste from the commercial fusion reactor may always be less hazardous than that from the commercial fast fission reactor, irrespective of the inclusion or exclusion of the actinides. The fusion waste would even be far less hazardous, if advanced structural materials, like silicon carbide or vanadium alloy, were employed.

Koch, M.; Kazimi, M.S.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic description of fission in Uranium isotopes with the Gogny energy density functional  

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The most recent parametrizations D1S, D1N and D1M of the Gogny energy density functional are used to describe fission in the isotopes $^{232-280}$ U. Fission paths, collective masses and zero point quantum corrections, obtained within the constrained Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approximation, are used to compute the systematics of the spontaneous fission half-lives $t_\\mathrm{SF}$, the masses and charges of the fission fragments as well as their intrinsic shapes. The Gogny-D1M parametrization has been benchmarked against available experimental data on inner and second barrier heights, excitation energies of the fission isomers and half-lives in a selected set of Pu, Cm, Cf, Fm, No, Rf, Sg, Hs and Fl nuclei. It is concluded that D1M represents a reasonable starting point to describe fission in heavy and superheavy nuclei. Special attention is also paid to understand the uncertainties in the predicted $t_\\mathrm{SF}$ values arising from the different building blocks entering the standard semi-classical Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin formula. Although the uncertainties are large, the trend with mass or neutron numbers are well reproduced and therefore the theory still has predictive power. In this respect, it is also shown that modifications of a few per cent in the pairing strength can have a significant impact on the collective masses leading to uncertainties in the $t_\\mathrm{SF}$ values of several orders of magnitude.

R. Rodriguez-Guzman; L. M. Robledo

2014-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

271

DataTrends Water Use Tracking  

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Use Tracking Use Tracking Organizations across the country are measuring and tracking the water use of over 50,000 buildings using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. These buildings represent close to 20% of all buildings in Portfolio Manager. EPA has prepared the DataTrends series to examine trends in energy and water consumption in Portfolio Manager. This document presents the general trends seen in the water data. To learn more, visit www.energystar.gov/DataTrends. Many different types of organizations are tracking water consumption in a wide variety of buildings located in all 50 states. The most common types of buildings with water data are

272

Driving Efficiencies Track | Department of Energy  

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Driving Efficiencies Track Driving Efficiencies Track Driving Efficiencies Track Driving Efficiencies Track Tuesday April 17, 2012 From E-Mail to "The Stream" by Don Burke Taking Records Inventory Into the 21st Century by Lorie A. Robb Engineering and Operations Control: Embrace the Culture by Cheryl Bolen IT Project Management Framework by Denise Hill Wednesday April 18, 2012 Records Warehouse Operations and Records Storage for External Customers by Karen Hatch Preservation of Long-Term Temporary Records by Jeanie Gueretta Mobile Initiatives Effecting Change at Hanford by Don Stewart DOE's CIO's EWA by Sarah Gamage, Don Schade and Alan Andon Green IT 2012: Sustainable Electronics by Edwin Luevanos and Jeff Eagan Thursday April 19, 2012 Document Management and Control System by Melissa Ruth

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Turkey Track Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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274

Derr Track Storage Bldg Sigma Alpha  

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!( Derr Track Storage Bldg Solar House Entomology Lab Bldg Sigma Alpha Epsilon 11 MEAS Ocean Lab & Storage Avent Ferry Complex Building Sigma Phi Epsilon 7 Pi Kappa Alpha 10 Sigma Alpha Mu 4 Tau Kappa

Reeves, Douglas S.

275

Electronic Document Tracking System (EDTS): A Prototype  

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With rapidly-changing technology and increasing emphasis in managing information properly, Electronic Document Tracking System (EDTS) has been developed as a solution system to improve the efficiency of retrie...

Rochin Demong; Lailatul Faizah Abu Hassan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

On Cyclonic Tracks over the Eastern Mediterranean  

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In this study, an updated and extended climatology of cyclonic tracks affecting the eastern Mediterranean region is presented, in order to better understand the Mediterranean climate and its changes. This climatology includes intermonthly ...

Helena A. Flocas; Ian Simmonds; John Kouroutzoglou; Kevin Keay; Maria Hatzaki; Vicky Bricolas; Demosthenes Asimakopoulos

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

HCI gesture tracking using wearable passive tags  

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In this thesis. a wearable system is developed to track hand gestures with passive RFID sensor tags. This system was composed of an ultra-high frequency reader and small, passive, finger-worn tags powered by scavenged RFID ...

Bainbridge, Rachel M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Research on Tracking Precision of the Heliostat  

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The tracking precision and manufacture cost of the heliostats is obviously crucial to the system efficiency ... account of the inevitable error occurred during the heliostats installation, a mathematic model was...

Wenfeng Liang; Zhifeng Wang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Alpha track density using a semiconductor detector  

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of factors including variation in the initial dielectric thickness, and other undefined parameters. In addition, the resultant radon concentration reading is dependent upon the calibration factor used to interpret the track density reading. Obtaining...

Hamilton, Ian Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

280

New developments in direct nuclear fission energy conversion devices  

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Some experimental and theoretical results obtained in the investigations undertaken at the Central Institute of Physics (CIP) in Bucharest-Romania concerning the direct nuclear energy conversion into electrical energy are presented. Open-circuit voltages (U /SUB oc/ ) of tens of kV and short-circuit currents (J /SUB sc/ ) of several ..mu..A were obtained in experiments with vacuum fission-electric cells (FEC) developed in the CIP and irradiated in the VVR-S reactor at a 10/sup 9/ neutrons/cm/sup 2/s thermal neutron flux. A gas filled FEC (GAFFC) has been devised and tested in the reactor at the same neutron flux. With this GAFEC U /SUB oc/ of hundreds of kV, J /SUB sc/ of hundreds of ..mu..A and powers of hundreds of mW have been obtained. Our researches pointed out the essential part played by the electrons in the charge transport dynamics occuring in the FEC and the influence of the secondary emission on the FEC operation.

Ursu, I.; Badescu-Singureann, A.I.; Schachter, L.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

SNIF: A Futuristic Neutrino Probe for Undeclared Nuclear Fission Reactors  

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Today reactor neutrino experiments are at the cutting edge of fundamental research in particle physics. Understanding the neutrino is far from complete, but thanks to the impressive progress in this field over the last 15 years, a few research groups are seriously considering that neutrinos could be useful for society. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works with its Member States to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. In a context of international tension and nuclear renaissance, neutrino detectors could help IAEA to enforce the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In this article we discuss a futuristic neutrino application to detect and localize an undeclared nuclear reactor from across borders. The SNIF (Secret Neutrino Interactions Finder) concept proposes to use a few hundred thousand tons neutrino detectors to unveil clandestine fission reactors. Beyond previous studies we provide estimates of all known background sources as a function of the detector's longitude, latitude and depth, and we discuss how they impact the detectability.

Thierry Lasserre; Maximilien Fechner; Guillaume Mention; Romain Reboulleau; Michel Cribier; Alain Letourneau; David Lhuillier

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

282

Fusion materials irradiations at MaRIE's fission fusion facility  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory's proposed signature facility, MaRIE, will provide scientists and engineers with new capabilities for modeling, synthesizing, examining, and testing materials of the future that will enhance the USA's energy security and national security. In the area of fusion power, the development of new structural alloys with better tolerance to the harsh radiation environments expected in fusion reactors will lead to improved safety and lower operating costs. The Fission and Fusion Materials Facility (F{sup 3}), one of three pillars of the proposed MaRIE facility, will offer researchers unprecedented access to a neutron radiation environment so that the effects of radiation damage on materials can be measured in-situ, during irradiation. The calculated radiation damage conditions within the F{sup 3} match, in many respects, that of a fusion reactor first wall, making it well suited for testing fusion materials. Here we report in particular on two important characteristics of the radiation environment with relevancy to radiation damage: the primary knock-on atom spectrum and the impact of the pulse structure of the proton beam on temporal characteristics of the atomic displacement rate. With respect to both of these, analyses show the F{sup 3} has conditions that are consistent with those of a steady-state fusion reactor first wall.

Pitcher, Eric J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

283

Feasibility study of a fission-suppressed tokamak fusion breeder  

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The preliminary conceptual design of a tokamak fissile fuel producer is described. The blanket technology is based on the fission suppressed breeding concept where neutron multiplication occurs in a bed of 2 cm diameter beryllium pebbles which are cooled by helium at 50 atmospheres pressure. Uranium-233 is bred in thorium metal fuel elements which are in the form of snap rings attached to each beryllium pebble. Tritium is bred in lithium bearing material contained in tubes immersed in the pebble bed and is recovered by a purge flow of helium. The neutron wall load is 3 MW/m/sup 2/ and the blanket material is ferritic steel. The net fissile breeding ratio is 0.54 +- 30% per fusion reaction. This results in the production of 4900 kg of /sup 233/U per year from 3000 MW of fusion power. This quantity of fuel will provide makeup fuel for about 12 LWRs of equal thermal power or about 18 1 GW/sub e/ LWRs. The calculated cost of the produced uranium-233 is between $23/g and $53/g or equivalent to $10/kg to $90/kg of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ depending on government financing or utility financing assumptions. Additional topics discussed in the report include the tokamak operating mode (both steady state and long pulse considered), the design and breeding implications of using a poloidal divertor for impurity control, reactor safety, the choice of a tritium breeder, and fuel management.

Moir, R.W.; Lee, J.D.; Neef, W.S.; Berwald, D.H.; Garner, J.K.; Whitley, R.H.; Ghoniem, N.; Wong, C.P.C.; Maya, I.; Schultz, K.R.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Tritium inventory tracking and management  

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This investigation has identified a number of useful applications of the analysis of the tracking and management of the tritium inventory in the various subsystems and components in a DT fusion reactor system. Due to the large amounts of tritium that will need to be circulated within such a plant, and the hazards of dealing with the tritium an electricity generating utility may not wish to also be in the tritium production and supply business on a full time basis. Possible scenarios for system operation have been presented, including options with zero net increase in tritium inventory, annual maintenance and blanket replacement, rapid increases in tritium creation for the production of additional tritium supplies for new plant startup, and failures in certain system components. It has been found that the value of the tritium breeding ratio required to stabilize the storage inventory depends strongly on the value and nature of other system characteristics. The real operation of a DT fusion reactor power plant will include maintenance and blanket replacement shutdowns which will affect the operation of the tritium handling system. It was also found that only modest increases in the tritium breeding ratio are needed in order to produce sufficient extra tritium for the startup of new reactors in less than two years. Thus, the continuous operation of a reactor system with a high tritium breeding ratio in order to have sufficient supplies for other plants is not necessary. Lastly, the overall operation and reliability of the power plant is greatly affected by failures in the fuel cleanup and plasma exhaust systems.

Eichenberg, T.W.; Klein, A.C.

1990-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

285

On-Line Selection of Discriminative Tracking Features  

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in lighting conditions. Tracking success/failure is highly correlated with our ability to distinguish object

Collins, Robert T.

286

Evaluation of fine-granular GPS tracking on smartphones  

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Smartphones with their GPS capabilities allow tracking in numerous scenarios at low costs. Whereas most scenarios need only coarse tracking, real-time tracking of competitors in sport events require fine-granular localization with high refresh frequencies. ... Keywords: GPS performance, evaluation, mobile localization and tracking, smartphone application for GIS

Basil Hess; Armin Zamani Farahani; Fabian Tschirschnitz; Felix von Reischach

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Evaluation of fission product worth margins in PWR spent nuclear fuel burnup credit calculations.  

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Current criticality safety calculations for the transportation of irradiated LWR fuel make the very conservative assumption that the fuel is fresh. This results in a very substantial overprediction of the actual k{sub eff} of the transportation casks; in certain cases, this decreases the amount of spent fuel which can be loaded in a cask, and increases the cost of transporting the spent fuel to the repository. Accounting for the change of reactivity due to fuel depletion is usually referred to as ''burnup credit.'' The US DOE is currently funding a program aimed at establishing an actinide only burnup credit methodology (in this case, the calculated reactivity takes into account the buildup or depletion of a limited number of actinides). This work is undergoing NRC review. While this methodology is being validated on a significant experimental basis, it implicitly relies on additional margins: in particular, the absorption of neutrons by certain actinides and by all fission products is not taken into account. This provides an important additional margin and helps guarantee that the methodology is conservative provided these neglected absorption are known with reasonable accuracy. This report establishes the accuracy of fission product absorption rate calculations: (1) the analysis of European fission product worth experiments demonstrates that fission product cross-sections available in the US provide very good predictions of fission product worth; (2) this is confirmed by a direct comparison of European and US cross section evaluations; (3) accuracy of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) fission product content predictions is established in a recent ORNL report where several SNF isotopic assays are analyzed; and (4) these data are then combined to establish in a conservative manner the fraction of the predicted total fission product absorption which can be guaranteed based on available experimental data.

Blomquist, R.N.; Finck, P.J.; Jammes, C.; Stenberg, C.G.

1999-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

288

Singlet-Fission Sensitizers for Ultra-High Efficiency Excitonic Solar Cells: 15 August 2005 - 14 October 2008  

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We have considered the potential benefits offered by using singlet fission sensitizers in photovoltaic cells and identified two key issues involved in the search for such sensitizers.

Michl, J.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Fission product transport and behavior during two postulated loss-of-flow transients in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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The fission product behavior during two postulated loss-of-flow accidents (leading to high- and low-pressure core degradations) in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) has been analyzed. These transients are designated ATR transients LCP 15 (high pressure) and LPP9 (low pressure). Normally, transients of this nature would be easily mitigated using existing safety systems and procedures. In these analyses, failure of these safety systems was assumed so that core degradation and fission product release could be studied. A probabilistic risk analysis was performed that indicated that the probability of occurrence for these two transients is on the order of 10[sup [minus]5] and 10[sup [minus]7] per reactor year for LCP15 and LPP9, respectively. The fission product behavior analysis included calculations of the gaseous and highly volatile fission product (xenon, krypton, cesium, iodine, and tellurium) inventories in the fuel before accident initiation, release of the fission products from the fuel into the reactor vessel during core melt, the probable chemical forms, and transport of the fission products from the core through the reactor vessel and existing piping to the confinement. In addition to a base-case analysis of fission product behavior, a series of analyses was performed to determine the sensitivity of fission product release to several parameters including steam flow rate, (structural) aluminum oxidation, and initial aerosol size. The base-case analyses indicate that the volatile fission products (excluding the noble gases) will be transported as condensed species on zinc aerosols.

Adams, J.P.; Carboneau, M.L.; Hagrman, D.L. (Idaho National Engineering Lab. EG and G Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Laser Inertial Fusion-based Energy: Neutronic Design Aspects of a Hybrid Fusion-Fission Nuclear Energy System  

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DT Deuterium-Tritium DU Depleted Uranium FIMA Fission ofengine loaded with depleted uranium. In Proc. PHYSOR 2010,fuel layer comprised of depleted uranium contained in

Kramer, Kevin James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Time scale of the fission process in the reaction 50A MeV 20Ne + 165Ho  

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system of mass 178 amu and excitation energy of 580 MeV that the fission time is [ ] 1 x 10-20 s regardless of the asymmetry....

Mdeiwayeh, Nader

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

292

Intelligent Biometric Group Hand Tracking (IBGHT) database for visual hand tracking research and development  

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With the increase of innovations in vision-based hand gesture interaction system, new techniques and algorithms are being developed by researchers. However, less attention has been paid on the scope of dismantling hand tracking problems. There is also ... Keywords: Annotated ground truth, Benchmark database, Hand detection, Hand gesture recognition, Hand tracking

Mohd. Shahrimie Asaari, Bakhtiar Affendi Rosdi, Shahrel Azmin Suandi

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network VERMONT Keeping Track, Promoting Health  

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exposures such as air pollution and drinking water contaminants. The health department began receiving monitoring data show that this county also has the most days per year of air pollution from fine particulateCS225774_O CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network VERMONT Keeping Track

294

Prompt Gamma Emission in Resonance Neutron Induced Fission of 239Pu  

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The scientific interest in the resonance neutron induced capture and fission reactions on 239Pu is continuously rising during the last decade. From a practical point of view, this is because more precise data on capture and fission cross sections, fission fragment mass and kinetic energy distributions, variation of prompt fission neutron and gamma yields in the resonance neutron region, are needed for the modelling of new generation nuclear power plants and for nuclear spent fuel and waste transmutation. From a heuristic and fundamental point of view, such a research improves our knowledge and understanding of the fission phenomena itself. To achieve these goals more powerful neutron sources and more precise fission product detectors have to be used. At the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (FLNP), where already half a century the thermal and resonance neutron induced nuclear reactions are studied, a new electron accelerator driven white spectrum pulsed neutron source IREN has been built and successfully tested. The improved characteristics of this facility, in comparison with those of the former pulse neutron fast reactor IBR-30, will allow measuring some of the neutron-nuclear reaction data with better precision and accuracy. A new experimental setup for detecting gamma rays (and neutrons) has been designed and is under construction. It will consist of 2 rings (arrays) of 12 NaI(Tl) detectors each (or 1 array of 24 detectors) with variable ring diameter and distance between both rings. Such a setup will make possible not only to measure the multiplicity, energy and angular anisotropy of prompt fission gammas, but also to separate the contribution of prompt fission neutrons by their longer time-of-flight from the fissile target to the detectors. The signals from all the 24 detectors will be recorded simultaneously in digitized form and will be stored on the hard disk of the personal computer for further off-line analysis. The measurement of the prompt gamma-ray emission from 239Pu resonance neutron induced fission is one of the most probable candidates for the first experiments to be performed at IREN using the newly designed gamma-ray detector.

I. Ruskov; Yu.N. Kopatch; Ts. Panteleev; V.R. Skoy; V.N. Shvetsov; E. Dermendjiev; N. Janeva; L.B. Pikelner; Yu.V. Grigoriev; Zh.V. Mezentseva; I. Ivanov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Right-left asymmetry of radiation from fission induced by polarised neutrons  

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The effect of the right-left asymmetry is considered in the angular distribution of gamma quanta from fission of U-235 by polarised thermal neutrons, which depends on the polarisation of the neutrons with respect to the gamma-fission plane. Electric dipole radiation from fission fragments arising due to the Strutinsky-Denisov induced polarisation mechanism may give rise to such an effect. Earlier, this mechanism was shown to fit the non-statistical part observed in the gamma spectrum from spontaneous fission of Cf-252. The calculated value of the magnitude of the asymmetry parameter is on the level of 10$^{-4}$. That is in agreement with the current experimental data. A crucial experiment to give a more definite picture of the concrete mechanism would be determination of the energy of the quanta responsible for the asymmetry. Detection of the quanta with the energy of ~5 MeV approaching the giant dipole resonance is needed in order to identify prompt gamma rays emitted at the stage of fissioning.

F. F. Karpeshin

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

296

Right-left asymmetry of radiation from fission induced by polarised neutrons  

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The effect of the right-left asymmetry is considered in the angular distribution of gamma quanta from fission of U-235 by polarised thermal neutrons, which depends on the polarisation of the neutrons with respect to the gamma-fission plane. Electric dipole radiation from fission fragments arising due to the Strutinsky-Denisov induced polarisation mechanism may give rise to such an effect. Earlier, this mechanism was shown to fit the non-statistical part observed in the gamma spectrum from spontaneous fission of Cf-252. The calculated value of the magnitude of the asymmetry parameter is on the level of 10$^{-4}$. That is in agreement with the current experimental data. A crucial experiment to give a more definite picture of the concrete mechanism would be determination of the energy of the quanta responsible for the asymmetry. Detection of the quanta with the energy of ~5 MeV approaching the giant dipole resonance is needed in order to identify prompt gamma rays emitted at the stage of fissioning.

Karpeshin, F F

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Ternary Fission of {sup 249}Cf(n,f) and {sup 250}Cf(SF)  

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During the last years, several Cm and Cf isotopes have been studied by our research group in the frame of a systematic investigation of gas emission characteristics in ternary fission. Here we report on new results on the energy distribution and the emission probability of {sup 3}H, {sup 4}He and {sup 6}He particles emitted in the spontaneous ternary fission of {sup 250}Cf (E{sub exc} = 0 MeV) and in the neutron induced ternary fission of {sup 249}Cf (E{sub exc} = 6.625 MeV). Both measurements were performed using suited and well-calibrated ΔE-E telescope detectors, at the IRMM (Geel, Belgium) for the spontaneous fission and at the very intense neutron beam PF1b at the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France) for the neutron induced fission measurement. In this way, the existing database can be enlarged with new results for Z=98 isotopes, which is important for the systematic investigation. Moreover, the investigation of the 'isotope couple' {sup 249}Cf(n,f) - {sup 250}Cf(SF), together with corresponding data for other isotopes, will yield valuable information on the influence of the excitation energy on the particle emission probabilities.

University of Gent, B-9000 Gent, Belgium; CEA Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France; Institute Laue-Langevin, F-38042 Grenoble, France; EC-JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, B-2440 Geel, Belgium; Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany NY 12201, USA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Vermote, S.; Wagemans, C.; Serot, O.; Soldner, T.; Geltenbort, P.; Gils, J. Van; Almahamid, I.; Tian, G.; Rao, L.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Highly accurate measurements of the spontaneous fission half-life of 240,242Pu  

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Fast spectrum neutron-induced fission cross-section data for transuranic isotopes are of special demand from the nuclear data community. In particular highly accurate data are needed for the new generation IV nuclear applications. The aim is to obtain precise neutron-induced fission cross sections for 240Pu and 242Pu. To do so, accurate data on spontaneous fission half-lives must be available. Also, minimizing uncertainties in the detector efficiency is a key point. We studied both isotopes by means of a twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber with the goal of improving the present data on the neutron-induced fission cross section. For the two plutonium isotopes the high ?-particle decay rates pose a particular problem to experiments due to piling-up events in the counting gas. Argon methane and methane were employed as counting gases, the latter showed considerable improvement in signal generation due to its higher drift velocity. The detection efficiency for both samples was determined, and improved spontaneous fission half-lives were obtained with very low statistical uncertainty (0.13% for 240Pu and 0.04% for 242Pu): for 240Pu, T1/2,SF=1.1651011 yr (1.1%), and for 242Pu, T1/2,SF=6.741010 yr (1.3%). Systematic uncertainties are due to sample mass (0.4% for 240Pu and 0.9% for 242Pu) and efficiency (1%).

P. Salvador-Castieira; T. Bry?; R. Eykens; F.-J. Hambsch; A. Moens; S. Oberstedt; G. Sibbens; D. Vanleeuw; M. Vidali; C. Pretel

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

299

Development of position-sensitive time-of-flight spectrometer for fission fragment research  

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A position-sensitive, high-resolution time-of-flight detector for fission fragments has been developed. The SPectrometer for Ion DEterminiation in fission Research (SPIDER) is a $2E-2v$ spectrometer designed to measure the mass of light fission fragments to a single mass unit. The time pick-off detector pairs to be used in SPIDER have been tested with $\\alpha$-particles from $^{229}$Th and its decay chain and $\\alpha$-particles and spontaneous fission fragments from $^{252}$Cf. Each detector module is comprised of a thin electron conversion foil, electrostatic mirror, microchannel plates, and delay-line anodes. Particle trajectories on the order of 700 mm are determined accurately to within 0.7 mm. Flight times on the order of 70 ns were measured with 200 ps resolution FWHM. Computed particle velocities are accurate to within 0.06 mm/ns corresponding to precision of 0.5%. An ionization chamber capable of 400 keV energy resolution coupled with the velocity measurements described here will pave the way for modestly efficient measurements of light fission fragments with unit mass resolution.

C. W. Arnold; F. Tovesson; K. Meierbachtol; T. Bredeweg; M. Jandel; H. J. Jorgenson; A. Laptev; G. Rusev; D. W. Shields; M. White; R. E. Blakeley; D. M. Mader; A. A. Hecht

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposition of plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapons: Fission options and comparisons  

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Over the next decade, the United States expects to recover about 50 Mg of excess weapon plutonium and the Republic of Russia expects to recover a similar amount. Ensuring that these large quantities of high-grade material are not reused in nuclear weapons has drawn considerable attention. In response to this problem, the US Department of Energy (DOE) chartered the Plutonium Disposition Task Force (PDTF), in the summer of 1992, to assess a range of practical means for disposition of excess US plutonium. This report summarizes and compares the Fission Options'' provided to the Fission Working Group Review Committee (the committee) of the PDTF. The review by the committee was based on preliminary information received as of December 4, 1992, and as such the results summarized in this report should also be considered preliminary. The committee concluded that irradiation of excess weapon plutonium in fission reactors in conjunction with the generation of electricity and storing the spent fuel is a fast, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable method of addressing the safeguards (diversion) issue. When applied appropriately, this method is consistent with current nonproliferation policy. The principal effect of implementing the fission options is at most a moderate addition of plutonium to that existing in commercial spent fuel. The amount of plutonium in commercial spent fuel by the year 2000 is estimated to be 300 Mg. The addition of 50 Mg of excess weapon plutonium, in this context, is not a determining factor, moreover, several of the fission options achieve substantial annihilation of plutonium.

Omberg, R.P. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Walter, C.E. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States))

1993-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposition of plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapons: Fission options and comparisons  

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Over the next decade, the United States expects to recover about 50 Mg of excess weapon plutonium and the Republic of Russia expects to recover a similar amount. Ensuring that these large quantities of high-grade material are not reused in nuclear weapons has drawn considerable attention. In response to this problem, the US Department of Energy (DOE) chartered the Plutonium Disposition Task Force (PDTF), in the summer of 1992, to assess a range of practical means for disposition of excess US plutonium. This report summarizes and compares the ``Fission Options`` provided to the Fission Working Group Review Committee (the committee) of the PDTF. The review by the committee was based on preliminary information received as of December 4, 1992, and as such the results summarized in this report should also be considered preliminary. The committee concluded that irradiation of excess weapon plutonium in fission reactors in conjunction with the generation of electricity and storing the spent fuel is a fast, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable method of addressing the safeguards (diversion) issue. When applied appropriately, this method is consistent with current nonproliferation policy. The principal effect of implementing the fission options is at most a moderate addition of plutonium to that existing in commercial spent fuel. The amount of plutonium in commercial spent fuel by the year 2000 is estimated to be 300 Mg. The addition of 50 Mg of excess weapon plutonium, in this context, is not a determining factor, moreover, several of the fission options achieve substantial annihilation of plutonium.

Omberg, R.P. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Walter, C.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1993-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

302

Method of Fission Product Beta Spectra Measurements for Predicting Reactor Anti-neutrino Emission  

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The nuclear fission process that occurs in the core of nuclear reactors results in unstable, neutron rich fission products that subsequently beta decay and emit electron anti-neutrinos. These reactor neutrinos have served neutrino physics research from the initial discovery of the neutrino to current precision measurements of neutrino mixing angles. The prediction of the absolute flux and energy spectrum of the emitted reactor neutrinos hinges upon a series of seminal papers based on measurements performed in the 1970s and 1980s. The steadily improving reactor neutrino measurement techniques and recent re-considerations of the agreement between the predicted and observed reactor neutrino flux motivates revisiting the underlying beta spectra measurements. A method is proposed to use an accelerator proton beam delivered to an engineered target to yield a neutron field tailored to reproduce the neutron energy spectrum present in the core of an operating nuclear reactor. Foils of the primary reactor fissionable isotopes placed in this tailored neutron flux will ultimately emit beta particles from the resultant fission products. Measurement of these beta particles in a time projection chamber with a perpendicular magnetic field provides a distinctive set of systematic considerations for comparison to the original seminal beta spectra measurements. Ancillary measurements such as gamma-ray emission and post-irradiation radiochemical analysis will further constrain the absolute normalization of beta emissions per fission. The requirements for unfolding the beta spectra measured with this method into a predicted reactor neutrino spectrum are explored.

D. M. Asner; K. Burns; L. W. Campbell; B. Greenfield; M. S. Kos; J. L. Orrell; M. Schram; B. VanDevender; 1 L. S. Wood; D. W. Wootan

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of Fission Neutron Spectrum and Multiplicity using a Gamma Tag Double Time-of-flight Setup  

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Abstract Recent efforts have been made to improve the prompt fission neutron spectrum and nu-bar measurements for Uranium and Plutonium isotopes particularly in the keV region. A system has been designed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) utilizing an array of EJ-301 liquid scintillators as well as lithium glass and plastic scintillators to experimentally determine these values. An array of BaF 2 detectors was recently obtained from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be used in conjunction with the neutron detectors. The system uses a novel gamma tagging method for fission which can offer an improvement over conventional fission chambers due to increased sample mass. A coincidence requirement on the gamma detectors from prompt fission gammas is used as the fission tag for the system as opposed to fission fragments in a conventional fission chamber. The system utilizes pulse digitization using Acqiris 8 bit digitizer boards which allow for gamma/neutron pulse height discrimination on the liquid scintillators during post processing. Additionally, a 252Cf fission chamber was designed and constructed at RPI which allowed for optimization and testing of the system without the need for an external neutron source. The characteristics of the gamma tagging method such as false detection rate and detection efficiency were determined using this fission chamber and verified using MCNP Polimi modeling. Prompt fission neutron spectrum data has been taken using the fission chamber focusing on the minimum detectable neutron energy for each of the various detectors. Plastic scintillators were found to offer a significant improvement over traditional liquid scintillators allowing energy measurements down to 50 keV. Background was also characterized for all detectors and will be discussed.

E. Blain; A. Daskalakis; Y. Danon

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Increasing Scientific Productivity by Tracking Data  

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Data Tracking Data Tracking Increases Scientific Productivity Data Tracking Increases Scientific Productivity July 20, 2011 | Tags: HPSS, NERSC Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 2402 HPSS Storage New supercomputers and networks are contributing to record levels of scientific productivity. In fact, every new system installed at NERSC over the last 10 years has generated about 50 percent more data than its predecessor. To effectively meet the increasing scientific demand for storage systems and services, the center's staff must first understand how data moves within the facility. Until recently, the process of obtaining these insights was extremely tedious because the statistics came from multiple sources, including network router statistics, client and server transfer logs, storage and accounting reports-all saved as very

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RE Finance Tracking Initiative | Open Energy Information  

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RE Finance Tracking Initiative RE Finance Tracking Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: RE Finance Tracking Initiative Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Dataset User Interface: Website Website: financere.nrel.gov/finance/REFTI Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 82.014870553805°, -42.046866416931° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":82.014870553805,"lon":-42.046866416931,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad  

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For Immediate Release WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad Carlsbad, N.M., December 7, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office has announced that effective December 2, the DOE Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) is fully staffed and operational in Carlsbad, N.M. The TRANSCOM system, previously based in Albuquerque, N.M, is used to track transuranic waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad and other DOE nuclear waste shipments nationwide. Security Consultant Group (SCG), operator of the TRANSCOM satellite system, maintains a staff of seven operators in Carlsbad. The new TRANSCOM Communications Center is located at the Skeen-Whitlock Building, where DOE

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Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms  

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Provenance is dened as information about the origin of objects, a concept that applies to both physical and digital objects and often overlaps both. The use of provenance in systems designed for research is an important but forgotten feature. Provenance allows for proper and exact tracking of information, its use, its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien- tic method. In our project's prescribed use of provenance, researchers can determine detailed information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs). Our project's provenance system, Provenance Data Management System (ProvDMS), tracks information starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information, sensor information, and sensor channel information. The system allows researchers to derive generations of experiments from the sensor data and tracks their hierarchical flow. Key points can be seen in the history of the information as part of the information's workflow. The concept of provenance and its usage in science is relatively new and while used in other cases around the world, our project's provenance diers in a key area. To keep track of provenance, most systems must be designed or redesigned around the new provenance system. Our system is designed as a cohesive but sepa- rate entity and allows for researchers to continue using their own methods of analysis without being constrained in their ways in order to track the provenance. We have designed ProvDMS using a lightweight provenance library, Core Provenance Library (CPL) v.6 In addition to keeping track of sensor data experiments and its provenance, ProvDMS also provides a web-enabled visualization of the inheritance.

Hensley, Zachary P [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

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In the OSTI Collections: Fission Theory | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office  

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Fission Theory Fission Theory How do atoms split Interest in the details Macroscopic-microscopic approaches Microscopic approaches Improved theory and design References Additional References Research Organizations Reports available from OSTI's Information Bridge How do atoms split? The main influences on the splitting of atoms were understood in at least a rough way almost as soon as nuclear fission was discovered in 1938. An atom's nucleus is composed of two kinds of nucleons: protons, which all have equal amounts of positive electric charge and thus repel each other, and neutrons, which have no net electric charge and are thus not affected electrically by the protons or each other. If internal electrostatic forces were the only ones that influenced nucleons' motions, the protons

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Role of organic matter in the Proterozoic Oklo natural fission reactors, Gabon, Africa  

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Of the sixteen known Oklo and the Bangombe natural fission reactors (hydrothermally altered elastic sedimentary rocks that contain abundant uraninite and authigenic clay minerals), reactors 1 to 6 at Oklo contain only traces of organic matter, but the others are rich in organic substances. Reactors 7 to 9 are the subjects of this study. These organic-rich reactors may serve as time-tested analogues for anthropogenic nuclear-waste containment strategies. Organic matter helped to concentrate quantities of uranium sufficient to initiate the nuclear chain reactions. Liquid bitumen was generated from organic matter by hydrothermal reactions during nuclear criticality. The bitumen soon became a solid, consisting of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and an intimate mixture of cryptocrystalline graphite, which enclosed and immobilized uraninite and the fission-generated isotopes entrapped in uraninite. This mechanism prevented major loss of uranium and fission products from the natural nuclear reactors for 1.2 b.y. 24 refs., 4 figs.

Nagy, B.; Rigali, M.J. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States)] [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States); Gauthier-Lafaye, F. [Centre de Geochemie de la Surface, Strasbourg (France)] [Centre de Geochemie de la Surface, Strasbourg (France); Holliger, P. [Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache (France)] [Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache (France); Mossman, D.J. [Mount Allison Univ., Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada)] [Mount Allison Univ., Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada); Leventhal, J.S. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)] [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)

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Chemical tracking at the Rocky Flats Plant  

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EG&G Rocky Flats, Inc., has developed a chemical tracking system to support compliance with the Emergency Planning and community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) at the Rocky Flats Plant. This system, referred to as the EPCRA Chemical Control system (ECCS), uses bar code technology to uniquely identify and track the receipt, distribution, and use of chemicals. Chemical inventories are conducted using hand-held electronic scanners to update a site wide chemical database on a VAX 6000 computer. Information from the ECCS supports preparation of the EPCRA Tier II and Form R reports on chemical storage and use.

Costain, D.B.

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Diffusion of fission products and radiation damage in SiC  

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A major problem with most of the present nuclear reactors is their safety in terms of the release of radioactivity into the environment during accidents. In some of the future nuclear reactor designs, i.e. Generation IV reactors, the fuel is in the form of coated spherical particles, i.e. TRISO (acronym for triple coated isotropic) particles. The main function of these coating layers is to act as diffusion barriers for radioactive fission products, thereby keeping these fission products within the fuel particles, even under accident conditions. The most important coating layer is composed of polycrystalline 3CSiC. This paper reviews the diffusion of the important fission products (silver, caesium, iodine and strontium) in SiC. Because radiation damage can induce and enhance diffusion, the paper also briefly reviews damage created by energetic neutrons and ions at elevated temperatures, i.e. the temperatures at which the modern reactors will operate, and the annealing of the damage. The interaction between SiC and some fission products (such as Pd and I) is also briefly discussed. As shown, one of the key advantages of SiC is its radiation hardness at elevated temperatures, i.e. SiC is not amorphized by neutrons or bombardment at substrate temperatures above 350C. Based on the diffusion coefficients of the fission products considered, the review shows that at the normal operating temperatures of these new reactors (i.e. less than 950C) the SiC coating layer is a good diffusion barrier for these fission products. However, at higher temperatures the design of the coated particles needs to be adapted, possibly by adding a thin layer of ZrC.

Johan B Malherbe

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Deployment of a three-dimensional array of micro-pocket fission detector triads (MPFD[superscript]3) for real-time, in-core neutron flux measurements in the Kansas State University TRIGA Mark-II Nuclear Reactor.  

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??A Micro-Pocket Fission Detector (MPFD) is a miniaturized type of fission chamber developed for use inside a nuclear reactor. Their unique design allows them to (more)

Ohmes, Martin Francis

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November 9, 2003 21:47 WSPC/Trim Size: 9in x 6in for Proceedings royer-nanuf03 FISSION BARRIERS  

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Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box MG-6, RO-76900, Bucharest, Romania E-mail: rgherg-fission of heavy systems and fragmentation have renewed interest in investigating the fusion-like fission valley

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Prompt fission neutron multiplicity and spectrum calculations for thermal and fast neutron induced reactions on 233,231Pa nuclei  

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The prompt fission neutron multiplicity and spectra of 233Pa(n, f) and 231Pa(n, f) were calculated for incident neutron energies up to 50MeV and 30MeV, respectively using refined neutron evaporation models. Those models have been already successfully applied to calculate the prompt neutron multiplicities and spectra for many actinides. The unique experimental data concerning the fission fragment mass distribution and total kinetic energy for the 234,233,232Pa fissioning nuclei were exploited in the frame of the Point-by-Point treatment. The total average prompt neutron multiplicity, the fission fragment pair multiplicity and the multiplicity dependence on fragment mass (sawtooth) for the reactions 233,232,231Pa(nth, f) and the average values of the model parameters for 234-232Pa fissioning nuclei were calculated. For the other Pa fissioning nuclei involved in the studied reactions relevant parameters were established following systematic trends. Due to a total lack of experimental prompt fission neutron multiplicity and spectrum data for Pa isotopes, the present results were compared with systematic trends following from neighboring actinides. The calculated prompt fission neutron multiplicity as well as the prompt ?-ray energy of the 233,231Pa(n, f) reactions are obtained in very good agreement with all systematic trends.

Anabella Tudora; G. Vladuca; F.-J. Hambsch; D. Filipescu; S. Oberstedt

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Physics -Particle and Nuclear Physics | Theory of Nuclear Fission Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media  

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Physics - Particle and Nuclear Physics | Theory of Nuclear Fission © Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media Theory of Nuclear Fission A Textbook Series: Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 838 v arious aspects of the nuclear f ission phenomenon discov ered by Hahn, Strassmann and Meitner

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 81, 014607 (2010) Fission fragment mass and energy distributions as a function of incident neutron energy measured  

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of incident neutron energy measured in a lead slowing-down spectrometer C. Romano,1 Y. Danon,1,* R. Block,1 J; published 19 January 2010) A new method of measuring fission fragment mass and energy distributions to measure the neutron-induced fission cross section and fragment mass and energy distributions of 25.3 ± 0

Danon, Yaron

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Mass-Yield Distribution of the Fission Products in Fallout from the 14 May 1965 Nuclear Explosion  

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...neutron-induced fission of uranium-235, except for the...strontium-90 were markedly depleted and the yields near the...IN FALLOUT PARTICLES, HEALTH PHYSICS 11 : 199 ( 1965...SPONTANEOUS FISSION OF URANIUM-238, JOURNAL OF INORGANIC...strontium-90 were markedly depleted and the yields near the...

M. N. Rao; Kazuko Yoshikawa; D. D. Sabu; R. Clark; P. K. Kuroda

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The Fission Yeast Copper-sensing Transcription Factor Cuf1 Regulates the Copper Transporter Gene Expression through an  

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The Fission Yeast Copper-sensing Transcription Factor Cuf1 Regulates the Copper Transporter Gene of copper transport is essential for copper homeostasis and growth in yeast. Analysis of regulatory regions in the promoter of the ctr4 copper transporter gene in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe re- veals

Labbé, Simon

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Gaseous fission product management for molten salt reactors and vented fuel systems  

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Fission gas disposal is one of the unresolved difficulties for Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) and advanced reactors with vented fuel systems. As these systems operate, they produce many radioactive isotopes of xenon and krypton (e.g. {sup 135}Xe t{sub 1/2} = 9.14 hours and {sup 85}Kr t{sub 1/2}= 10.73 years). Removing these gases proves vital to the success of such reactor designs for two reasons. First, the gases act as large neutron sinks which decrease reactivity and must be counterbalanced by increasing fuel loading. Second, for MSRs, inert fission product gases naturally separate quickly from high temperature salts, thus creating high vapor pressure which poses safety concerns. For advanced reactors with solid vented fuel, the gases are allowed to escape into an off-gas system and thus must be managed. Because of time delays in transport of fission product gases in vented fuel systems, some of the shorter-lived radionuclides will decay away thereby reducing the fission gas source term relative to an MSR. To calculate the fission gas source term of a typical molten salt reactor, we modeled a 1000 MWe graphite moderated thorium MSR similar to that detailed in Mathieu et al. [1]. The fuel salt used in these calculations was LiF (78 mole percent) - (HN)F 4 (22 mole percent) with a heavy nuclide composition of 3.86% {sup 233}U and 96.14% {sup 232}Th by mass. Before we can remove the fission product gases produced by this reactor configuration, we must first develop an appropriate storage mechanism. The gases could be stored in pressurized containers but then one must be concerned about bottle failure. Methods to trap noble gases in matrices are expensive and complex. Alternatively, there are direct storage/disposal options: direct injection into the Earth or injecting a grout-based product into the Earth. Advances in drilling technologies, hydro fracture technologies, and methods for the sequestration of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel plants are creating new options for disposal of fission gas wastes. In each option, lithostatic pressure, a kilometer or more underground, eliminates the pressure driving force for noble gas release and dissolves any untrapped gas in deep groundwater or into incorporated solid waste forms. The options, challenges, and potential for these methods to dispose of gaseous fission products are described. With this research, we hope to help both MSRs and other advanced reactors come one step closer to commercialization. (authors)

Messenger, S. J. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 54-1717, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Forsberg, C. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 24-207, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Massie, M. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., NW12-230, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

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Interplay between compound and fragments aspects of nuclear fission and heavy-ion reaction  

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The scission point in nuclear fission plays a special role where one-body system changes to two-body system. Inverse of this situation is realized in heavy-ion fusion reaction where two-body system changes to one body system. Among several peculiar phenomena expected to occur during this change, we focus our attention to the behavior of compound and fragments shell effects. Some aspects of the interplay between compound and fragments shell effect are discussed related to the topics of the fission valleys in the potential energy surface of actinide nuclei and the fusion-like trajectory found in the cold fusion reaction leading to superheavy nuclei.

Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Iwamoto, A [JAPAN; Ichikawa, I [JAPAN

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He-jet system to study short-lived fission-product nuclei at LAMPF  

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Experiments have been performed at LAMPF which demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing a He-jet system to transport fission products to an on-line mass separator from a target chamber mounted in the 800-MeV, >600..mu..A main proton beam. Activities of essentially all elements produced are transported with about 60% absolute efficiency, both for fission reactions and spallation reactions. Transport times are short enough to allow study of activities with half-lives as short as 300 ms. Technical features and scientific possibilities of the system are presented.

Talbert, W.L. Jr.; Bunker, M.E.; Starner, J.W.

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Slow light enhanced singlet exciton fission solar cells with a 126% yield of electrons per photon  

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Singlet exciton fission generates two triplet excitons per absorbed photon. It promises to increase the power extracted from sunlight without increasing the number of photovoltaic junctions in a solar cell. We demonstrate solar cells with an external quantum efficiency of 126% by enhancing absorption in thin films of the singlet exciton fission material pentacene. The device structure exploits the long photon dwell time at the band edge of a distributed Bragg reflector to achieve enhancement over a broad range of angles. Measuring the reflected light from the solar cell establishes a lower bound of 137% for the internal quantum efficiency.

Thompson, Nicholas J.; Congreve, Daniel N.; Baldo, Marc A., E-mail: vmenon@qc.cuny.edu, E-mail: baldo@mit.edu [Energy Frontier Research Center for Excitonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Goldberg, David; Menon, Vinod M., E-mail: vmenon@qc.cuny.edu, E-mail: baldo@mit.edu [Department of Physics, Queens College and Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Flushing, New York 11367 (United States)

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Geminate and non-geminate recombination of triplet excitons formed by singlet fission  

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yields of triplet pairs. These pairs are initially entangled due to formation from a spinless singlet exciton, and serve as a unique signa- ture of the fission process [11, 12]. To minimize energy losses in this carrier multiplication process, a singlet... triplet excitons to be 60 neV. PACS numbers: 88.40.jr,71.35-y,76.70.Hb Singlet exciton fission [1, 2] is a promising route to en- hance both organic and inorganic solar cells [3#21;5], giving the potential to achieve power-conversion efficiencies well...

Bayliss, Sam L.; Chepelianskii, Alexei D.; Sepe, Alessandro; Walker, Brian J.; Ehrler, Bruno; Bruzek, Matthew J.; Anthony, John E.; Greenham, Neil C.

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Statistical and evaporation models for the neutron emission energy spectrum in the center-of-mass system from fission fragments  

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Abstract The neutron emission energy spectra in the CMS (center-of-mass) frame from two compound nuclei produced by fission are studied. The neutron spectra calculated with the HauserFeshbach statistical model are compared with the evaporation theory, and the definition of the temperature is revisited. Using the Monte Carlo technique we average the CMS neutron spectra from many fission fragments to construct the representative CMS spectrum from both the light and heavy fragments. The CMS spectra for each fission fragment pair are also converted into the laboratory frame to calculate the total prompt fission neutron spectrum that can be observed experimentally. This is compared to measured laboratory data for thermal neutron induced fission on 235U. We show that the HauserFeshbach calculation gives a different spectrum shape than the MadlandNix model calculation.

T. Kawano; P. Talou; I. Stetcu; M.B. Chadwick

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Fission-barrier parameters of the compound nuclei /sup 245/Cm, /sup 247/Cm, and /sup 249/Cm  

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The cross section for fission of /sup 248/Cm by neutrons has been measured in the energy interval 0.3< or =E/sub n/< or =5.5 MeV. The measurements were made by the time-of-flight method with use of an underground nuclear explosion as a pulsed neutron source. From the experimental data for the compound nuclei /sup 245/Cm, /sup 247/Cm, and /sup 249/Cm we have evaluated the following characteristics of the fission probability: the inner barrier height E/sup A//sub f/, the curvature parameter h..omega../sub A/ and the ratio of the average neutron and fission widths. Some features of the fission probability curves obtained are discussed, and also the question of the applicability of the systematics for prediction of fission characteristics of heavy nuclei with neutron number N>152.

Fomushkin, E.F.; Novoselov, G.F.; Vinogradov, Y.I.; Gavrilov, V.V.

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Influence of complete energy sorting on the characteristics of the odd-even effect in fission-fragment element distributions  

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The characteristics of the odd-even effect in fission-fragment Z distributions are compared to a model based on statistical mechanics. Special care is taken for using a consistent description for the influence of pairing correlations on the nuclear level density. The variation of the odd-even effect with the mass of the fissioning nucleus and with fission asymmetry is explained by the important statistical weight of configurations where the light nascent fission fragment populates the lowest energy state of an even-even nucleus. This implies that entropy drives excitation energy and unpaired nucleons predominantly to the heavy fragment. Therefore, within our model, the odd-even effect appears as an additional signature of the recently discovered energy-sorting process in nuclear fission.

Jurado, Beatriz

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Evidence of Southern Health  

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POS Evidence of Coverage Southern Health Services, Inc. SH.POS.11-09 #12;Table of Contents SH................................................................................................10 Facts about Southern Health .....................................................................12 Members' Responsibilities to Know How and When to Seek Care ............................13 Section

Acton, Scott

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ADAPTIVE ROBUST TRACKING CONTROL OF PRESSURE  

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accuracy of pressure trajectory in the chamber when the pneumatic cylinder is moving. Off-line fitting, it is necessary to utilize the adaptive model compensation for improving the tracking accuracy of pressure and attenuation in pneumatic lines, valve dynamics, flow nonlinearities through the valve orifice, piston friction

Yao, Bin

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Double tracks test site characterization report  

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This report presents the results of site characterization activities performed at the Double Tracks Test Site, located on Range 71 North, of the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) in southern Nevada. Site characterization activities included reviewing historical data from the Double Tracks experiment, previous site investigation efforts, and recent site characterization data. The most recent site characterization activities were conducted in support of an interim corrective action to remediate the Double Tracks Test Site to an acceptable risk to human health and the environment. Site characterization was performed using a phased approach. First, previously collected data and historical records sere compiled and reviewed. Generalized scopes of work were then prepared to fill known data gaps. Field activities were conducted and the collected data were then reviewed to determine whether data gaps were filled and whether other areas needed to be investigated. Additional field efforts were then conducted, as required, to adequately characterize the site. Characterization of the Double Tracks Test Site was conducted in accordance with the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER).

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Ubiquitous Computing, Customer Tracking, and Price Discrimination  

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Ubiquitous Computing, Customer Tracking, and Price Discrimination Alessandro Acquisti H. John Heinz's analysis is the possibility of combining context, historical, location and other personal data to dynamically alter the price of a product for each consumer - a form of price discrimination also known

Sadeh, Norman M.

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Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance  

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The Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance for the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program helps companies meet the programs reporting requirements by describing the steps necessary to develop an energy consumption and energy intensity baseline and calculating consumption and intensity changes over time.

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Tracking Mobile Units for Dependable Message Delivery  

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Tracking Mobile Units for Dependable Message Delivery Amy L. Murphy, Member, IEEE Computer Society at their disposal at any time, mobile computing is developing as an important research area. One of the fundamental problems in mobility is maintaining connectivity through message passing as the user moves through

Zhou, Yuanyuan

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Derr Track Storage Bldg Sigma Alpha  

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!( Derr Track Storage Bldg Japan Center Memorial Bell Tower Solar House Primrose Chancellor & Storage Bio. Sci Avent Ferry Complex Building Sigma Phi Epsilon 7 Welch Pi Kappa Alpha 10 Sigma Alpha Mu 4 and Visitor's Center Thompson Admin II Bostian Library Storage Facility Winston Clark Ricks Robertson Harris

Reeves, Douglas S.

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Additive manufacturing of metallic tracks on  

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Additive manufacturing of metallic tracks on green ceramic/dielectrics Problem this technology (note: may require additional tooling/ set up time) · Rapid Prototyping & small scale manufacture microelectronics such as manufacture of LTCC ceramic/ Dielectric antenna and rapid PCB prototyping or repair

Painter, Kevin

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Cloud Tracking in Cloud-Resolving Models  

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Cloud Tracking in Cloud-Resolving Models RMetS Conference 4th September 2007 Bob Plant Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK #12;Introduction Obtain life cycle statistics for clouds in CRM simulations What is the distribution of cloud lifetimes? What factors determine the lifetime of an individual

Plant, Robert

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Economics UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track  

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Economics UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track Fall 2013 and Beyond Freshman Year/ Fall Semester.201 (H) Honors Economics I 3 49.202 Economics II 3 92.121 Pre-calc or any higher level 3 92.109 First Year Seminar 1 16 16 Sophomore Year/Fall Semester Cr Sophomore/Spring Semester 49.3/4 Economics

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Optical Blade Position Tracking System Test  

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The Optical Blade Position Tracking System Test measures the blade deflection along the span of the blade using simple off-the-shelf infrared security cameras along with blade-mounted retro-reflective tape and video image processing hardware and software to obtain these measurements.

Fingersh, L. J.

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Double Tracks revegetation and monitoring plan  

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This document is a reclamation plan for short-term and long-term stabilization of land disturbed by activities associated with interim clean-up of radionuclide-contaminated surface soil at the Double Tracks site. This document has been prepared to provide general reclamation practices and procedures that will be followed during restoration of the cleanup site. Reclamation demonstration plots were established near the site in the fall of 1994 to evaluate the performance of several native species and to evaluate different irrigation strategies. Results of the study at Double Tracks, as well as the results from numerous studies conducted at other sites (Area 11 and Area 19 of the Nevada Test Site), have been summarized and incorporated into this final reclamation plan for the interim cleanup of the Double Tracks site, located northwest of the Nevada Test Site on the Nellis Air Force Range. Surface soils at Double Tracks were contaminated as a result of the detonation of a device containing plutonium and depleted uranium using chemical explosives. The total amount of Pu deposited on the site was between 980 and 1,600 grams and was scattered downwind south of the detonation site. Short-term stabilization consists of the application of a chemical soil stabilizer that is applied immediately following excavation of the contaminated soils to minimize Pu resuspension. Long-term stabilization is accomplished by the establishment of a permanent vegetation.

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Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of  

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Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of particles energy loss generation of electron-ion+ pairs #12;Gas Filled Detectors Primary and Total Ionization fast charged particles ionize the atoms of a gas fraction of resulting primary electrons have enough kinetic energy to ionize other atoms #12;Gas Filled

Peletier, Reynier

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Chemistry UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track  

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Chemistry UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track Scholarship Rises. Freshman Year/ Fall Semester Cr) Honors Chemistry I 3 84.136 (H) Honors Chemistry II 3 84.123 (H) Honors Chemistry I Lab 1 84.124 (H) Honors Chemistry II Lab 1 92.131 Calculus I 4 92.132 Honors Calculus II 4 Hon 110 Honors FYSH (AH) 3 Gen

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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341

Assessment of University Sustainability Activities SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING,  

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Assessment of University Sustainability Activities under the SUSTAINABILITY TRACKING, ASSESSMENT Rashed-Ali, PhD. Prepared for: The UTSA Sustainability Council May 3rd , 2011 #12;yhd/s ^hDD Zz 2 | P a g-Ali, Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, conducted a survey and assessment of UTSA sustainability

Dodla, Ramana

342

Career Tracks Job Family Descriptions FIELD: COMMUNICATIONS  

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, is paramount. Includes website development, or producing communications or instruction using the web, audio. #12;23/1/2012 Career Tracks Job Family Descriptions FIELD: ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering Involves engineering design and development of aerospace systems including scientific instruments for spacecraft

Westerling, Anthony L.

343

Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit  

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Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit Multiple Users Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit Multiple Users January 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. CARLSBAD, N.M. - EM's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently deployed a new version of the Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) that is compatible with mobile devices, including smartphones. The recent enhancement, TRANSCOM version 3.0, improves the user interface

344

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EffTrack  

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EffTrack EffTrack EffTrack logo Collects, stores, and analyzes water cooled centrifugal and screw chiller operating data to determine performance, diagnose causes of inefficiency, and recommend corrective action. EffTrack notifies plant contacts via email if problems occur. Plant operators and facility managers can review the hourly updated information by logging in to EffTrack from any computer with Internet access. By following the EffTrack recommendations for improvement, plant operators can significantly lower the chiller kW/ton and plant kWh consumption. These savings are identified and measured in the EffTrack reports. Screen Shots Keywords chiller efficiency, chiller performance Validation/Testing EffTrack uses industry standard efficiency calculations along with a

345

Quantification of Line Tracking Solutions for Automotive Applications  

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Unlike the line tracking for automotive paint applications where the speed match between the robot and the vehicle body plays critical role for the paint quality, the line tracking for automotive general assembly...

Jane Shi; Rick F. Rourke; Dave Groll

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Automatic Tracking Solar Street Light Based on Microcontroller  

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This paper designed an automatic tracking solar lights based on microcontroller, mainly by the solar panels, solar auto-tracking controller, batteries, lights and other components. Through the solar sensor cir...

Liu Zhen Ya; Guan Chen Zhi; Yan-hu Jiang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally October 30, 2014 - 5:46pm Addthis SunShot...

348

Multiple particle tracking to assess the microstructure of biological fluids  

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Tracking the Brownian motion of colloids was first used about a hundred years ago to demonstrate the molecular nature of matter. Today's colloidal scientists perform particle tracking experiments to assess the structural ...

Savin, Thierry, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Engineering cell-fluorescent ion track hybrid detectors  

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The lack of sensitive biocompatible particle track detectors has so far limited parallel detection of physical energy deposition and biological response. Fluorescent nuclear track detectors (FNTDs) based on Al2O3

Martin Niklas; Steffen Greilich; Claudius Melzig; Mark S Akselrod

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

JODY AZZOUNI. Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence and Truth  

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......Reviews Jody Azzouni. Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence and Truth Conrad Asmus * * School of Philosophy, Anthropology...gmail.com Jody Azzouni. Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence and Truth . New York: Oxford University Press......

Conrad Asmus

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool | Department of...  

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Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool February 27, 2014 - 5:59pm Addthis The Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library aims to help...

352

Biomedical Engineering AB Track Rev. October 2012 1/2  

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Biomedical Engineering AB Track Rev. October 2012 1/2 Plan of Study for the Biomedical or summer project resulting in a significant written report _______ #12;Biomedical Engineering AB Track Rev

353

First Observations of Tracking Clouds Using Scanning ARM Cloud Radars  

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Tracking clouds using scanning cloud radars can help to document the temporal evolution of cloud properties well before large-drop formation (weather radar first echo). These measurements also complement cloud and precipitation tracking using ...

Paloma Borque; Pavlos Kollias; Scott Giangrande

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Particle Tracking in Circular Accelerators Using the Exact Hamiltonian in SixTrack  

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Particle motion in accelerators is in general complex. Tracking codes are developed to simulate beam dynamics in accelerators. SixTrack is a long lived particle tracking code maintained at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. A particle accelerator consists of a large number of magnets and other electromagnetic devices that guide the particle through the accelerator. Each device defines its own equation of motion, which often cannot be solved exactly. For this purpose, a number of approximations are introduced in order to facilitate the solution and to speed up the computation. In a high-energy accelerator, the particle has small transverse momentum components. This is exploited in the small-angle approximation. In this approximation the equations of motion are expanded to a low order in the transverse momentum components. In low-energy particle accelerators, or in tracking with large momentum deviations, this approximation is invalid. The equations of motion of a particle passing through a f...

Fjellstrom, Mattias; Hansson, Johan

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

355

Track 1: Safety Culture- Taking ISMS to the Next Level  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 1: Safety Culture - Taking ISMS to the Next Level

356

Track 7: Environmental Protection, Environmental Management System (EMS), "Greening Initiatives"  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 7: Environmental Protection, Environmental Management System (EMS), "Greening Initiatives"

357

Release and transport of fission product cesium in the TMI-2 accident  

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Approximately 50% of the fission product cesium was released from the overheated UO/sub 2/ fuel in the TMI-2 accident. Steam that boiled away from a water pool in the bottom of the reactor vessel transported the released fission products throughout the reactor coolant system (RCS). Some fission products passed directly through a leaking valve with steam and water into the containment structure, but most deposited on dry surfaces inside of the RCS before being dissolved or resuspended when the RCS was refilled with water. A cesium transport model was developed that extended measured cesium in the RCS back to the first day of the accident. The model revealed that approx.62% of the released /sup 137/Cs deposited on dry surfaces inside of the RCS before being slowly leached and transported out of the RCS in leaked or letdown water. The leach rates from the model agreed reasonably well with those measured in the laboratory. The chemical behavior of cesium in the TMI-2 accident agreed with that observed in fission product release tests at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Lorenz, R.A.; Collins, J.L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Multiple-humped fission and fusion barriers of the heaviest elements and ellipsoidal deformations  

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leading possibly to superheavy elements, double-humped potential barriers appear for cold fusionMultiple-humped fission and fusion barriers of the heaviest elements and ellipsoidal deformations G barriers and the predicted half-lives of actinides follow the experimental results. In the fusion path

Boyer, Edmond

359

VII. Nuclear Chemistry (Chapter 17) A. Modes of radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, fission, fusion  

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40 VII. Nuclear Chemistry (Chapter 17) A. Modes of radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, fission #12;41 These masses are not exactly integer multiples due to nuclear interactions between the protons differences via the famous formula E = mc2 . Nuclear Fusion! For example, if you combine 2 protons and two

360

Coordinate-Dependent Mass and the Validity of the WKB Approximation in Fission Barrier Penetration Calculations  

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......associated with collective nuclear motion may vary substantially...Consequently, the energy denomi- nator appearing...centers of mass of the two nuclear halves, while R3 is...length or half of the nuclear elongation along the fission axis. The potential energy and the mass plotted......

Krishna Kumar

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Development of position-sensitive time-of-flight spectrometer for fission fragment research  

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A position-sensitive, high-resolution time-of-flight detector for fission fragments has been developed. The SPectrometer for Ion DEterminiation in fission Research (SPIDER) is a $2E-2v$ spectrometer designed to measure the mass of light fission fragments to a single mass unit. The time pick-off detector pairs to be used in SPIDER have been tested with $\\alpha$-particles from $^{229}$Th and its decay chain and $\\alpha$-particles and spontaneous fission fragments from $^{252}$Cf. Each detector module is comprised of a thin electron conversion foil, electrostatic mirror, microchannel plates, and delay-line anodes. Particle trajectories on the order of 700 mm are determined accurately to within 0.7 mm. Flight times on the order of 70 ns were measured with 200 ps resolution FWHM. Computed particle velocities are accurate to within 0.06 mm/ns corresponding to precision of 0.5%. An ionization chamber capable of 400 keV energy resolution coupled with the velocity measurements described here will pave the way for mode...

Arnold, C W; Meierbachtol, K; Bredeweg, T; Jandel, M; Jorgenson, H J; Laptev, A; Rusev, G; Shields, D W; White, M; Blakeley, R E; Mader, D M; Hecht, A A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Comparison of neutron diffusion and Monte Carlo simulations of a fission wave  

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common con- figuration a fertile material, such as depleted uranium, is subjected to a fast neutron flux). The fresh fuel zone consisted of depleted uranium groups have shown that fission waves could form in uranium and potentially be used as the basis

Deinert, Mark

363

Fission signal detection using helium-4 gas fast neutron scintillation detectors  

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We demonstrate the unambiguous detection of the fission neutron signal produced in natural uranium during active neutron interrogation using a deuterium-deuterium fusion neutron generator and a high pressure {sup 4}He gas fast neutron scintillation detector. The energy deposition by individual neutrons is quantified, and energy discrimination is used to differentiate the induced fission neutrons from the mono-energetic interrogation neutrons. The detector can discriminate between different incident neutron energies using pulse height discrimination of the slow scintillation component of the elastic scattering interaction between a neutron and the {sup 4}He atom. Energy histograms resulting from this data show the buildup of a detected fission neutron signal at higher energies. The detector is shown here to detect a unique fission neutron signal from a natural uranium sample during active interrogation with a (d, d) neutron generator. This signal path has a direct application to the detection of shielded nuclear material in cargo and air containers. It allows for continuous interrogation and detection while greatly minimizing the potential for false alarms.

Lewis, J. M., E-mail: lewisj@ufl.edu; Kelley, R. P.; Jordan, K. A. [Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Murer, D. [Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd., 8045 Zurich (Switzerland)

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

364

PHYSICAL REVIEW C 87, 014617 (2013) Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach predictions of prompt fission rays  

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Nuclear Theory Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA (Received 14 for the evaporation of the excited fission fragments. Remaining free model parameters, such as excitation energy, multiplicity distribution, average multiplicity and energy, and multiplicity distribution, are calculated

Danon, Yaron

365

Determination of Airborne Fission Product Radioactivity using Gamma-Ray Spectrometry  

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... portion thereof by means of an end-window Geiger-Miiller counter or other suitable detector. Radon and thoron along with their radioactive daughter products are universally present in surface air in ... determine airborne fission product radioactivity it is necessary to differentiate it from that arising from radon and thoron daughters. The concentration of ...

P. F. GUSTAFSON; S. S. BRAR; U. C. MISHRA

1962-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

366

A dynamical treatment of isobaric widths in fission : An example of frozen quantal fluctuations  

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in the case of low energy nuclear fission since the excitation energies involved at scission are only to heavy ion reactions is discussed. Tome 41 No 3 ler FEVRIER 1980 LE JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE - LETTRES has been recently underlined in heavy ion reactions [1], [2], [3], [4]. Experimentally it appears [1

Boyer, Edmond

367

Audiovisual data fusion for successive speakers tracking Quentin Labourey12  

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FROM BOTH MODAL- ITIES: Various types of fusion methods exist in dif- ferent fields, a large partAudiovisual data fusion for successive speakers tracking Quentin Labourey12 , Olivier Aycard1: Audiovisual Data Fusion, Skin Detection, Sound Source Tracking, Talking Face Tracking Abstract: In this paper

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

368

42 ITE Journal / January 2009 Vehicle Tracking and Speed  

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Me events recorded by a video detection systeM, a vehicle-tracking algorithM was developed to track vehicles recognized the lack of vehicle tracking capabilities in most commercial video detection systems. Efforts have Detection Systems Most coMMercially available video detection systeMs are unable to differentiate turning

Tian, Zong Z.

369

Server-side Tracking of New Documents Fred Douglis  

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Server-side Tracking of New Documents Fred Douglis douglis@research.att.com AT&T Labs that is already common for other purposes, to identify a particular user across visits and to track the versions. Indeed, Chen and Koutsofios's Website News system [3], which tracks changes recursively from a site

Douglis, Fred

370

Tracking Changes in Healthcare Documents Sudarshan S. Chawathe  

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Tracking Changes in Healthcare Documents Sudarshan S. Chawathe Department of Computer Science professional with the task of effectively keep- ing track of the relevant body of Web documents when for allowing readers to track changes in doc- uments they have read, as well as to new documents that may

Chawathe, Sudarshan S.

371

VECTRACK. Teapot Tracking Engine for INTEL IPSC/860 Hypercube  

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Written for particle orbit tracking using TEAPOT formalism. Useful for tracking the behaviour of a large number of particles for a short to intermediate term. The lattice to be tracked must first be pre-processed by TEAPOT, all corrections applied and analyses performed. Vectrack is then used to investigate how particles or ensembles of particles will behave.

Cole, B.; Hong, R. [Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, Waxahachie, TX, (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Development of a genetic algorithm tracking technique for the particle image velocimetry and comparison with other tracking models  

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particles between sequential frames. The new tracking method was compared with three other existing tracking methods to evaluate their efficiency, i.e., reliability and yield. Synthetic data from a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) computational fluid dynamic...

Yoon, Churl

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

373

Comparison of fission product release predictions using PARFUME with results from the AGR-1 irradiation experiment  

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This report documents comparisons between post-irradiation examination measurements and model predictions of silver (Ag), cesium (Cs), and strontium (Sr) release from selected tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel particles and compacts during the first irradiation test of the Advanced Gas Reactor program that occurred from December 2006 to November 2009 in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The modeling was performed using the particle fuel model computer code PARFUME (PARticle FUel ModEl) developed at INL. PARFUME is an advanced gas-cooled reactor fuel performance modeling and analysis code (Miller 2009). It has been developed as an integrated mechanistic code that evaluates the thermal, mechanical, and physico-chemical behavior of fuel particles during irradiation to determine the failure probability of a population of fuel particles given the particle-to-particle statistical variations in physical dimensions and material properties that arise from the fuel fabrication process, accounting for all viable mechanisms that can lead to particle failure. The code also determines the diffusion of fission products from the fuel through the particle coating layers, and through the fuel matrix to the coolant boundary. The subsequent release of fission products is calculated at the compact level (release of fission products from the compact) but it can be assessed at the particle level by adjusting the diffusivity in the fuel matrix to very high values. Furthermore, the diffusivity of each layer can be individually set to a high value (typically 10-6 m2/s) to simulate a failed layer with no capability of fission product retention. In this study, the comparison to PIE focused on fission product release and because of the lack of failure in the irradiation, the probability of particle failure was not calculated. During the AGR-1 irradiation campaign, the fuel kernel produced and released fission products, which migrated through the successive layers of the TRISO-coated particle and potentially through the compact matrix. The release of these fission products was measured in PIE and modeled with PARFUME.

Blaise Collin

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Experimental Target Injection and Tracking System  

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Targets must be injected into an IFE power plant with an accuracy of and plusmn; 5 mm at a rate of approximately 5 to 10 each second. Targets must be tracked very accurately to allow driver beams to be aligned with defined points on the targets with accuracy {+-}200{mu}m for indirect drive and {+-}20{mu}m for direct drive. An experimental target injection and tracking system has been designed and is being constructed at General Atomics to investigate injection and tracking of both direct drive and indirect drive targets. The design is modular to allow testing of alternate target acceleration and tracking methods. The injector system will be used as a tool for testing the survivability of various target designs and provide feed back to the target designers. This 30 m long system will be the centerpiece of a Facility for developing IFE target fabrication and injection technologies. A high-speed high-flow gas valve (designed and built by Oak Ridge National Laboratory) will provide helium propellant gas to the targets. To avoid target damage from excessive acceleration, an 8 m gun barrel is being built to achieve 400 m/s target speed while not exceeding 10,000 m/s{sup 2} acceleration. Direct-drive targets are protected in the barrel by sabots that are spring loaded to separate into two halves after acceleration. A sabot deflector directs the sabot halves away from the target injection path. Gas expansion chambers and orifices, keep propellant gas out of the target-tracking region. Targets will be optically tracked with laser beams and line scan cameras. High-speed computations will calculate target position in less than 2 ms based on the output from the line-scan cameras. Target position and arrival time to a plane in the reaction chamber center will be predicted in real-time based on early target position measurements. The system design, construction progress, and early testing results will be presented.

Petzoldt, R.W. [General Atomics (United States); Alexander, N.B. [General Atomics (United States); Drake, T.J. [General Atomics (United States); Goodin, D.T. [General Atomics (United States); Stemke, R.W. [General Atomics (United States); Jonestrask, K

2003-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

High-temperature reactor fuel fission product release and distribution at 1600 to 1800 degrees C  

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The essential feature of small, modular high-temperature reactors (HTRs) is the inherent limitation in maximum accident temperature to below 1600{degrees} C combined with the ability of coated particle fuel to retain all safety-relevant fission products under these conditions. To demonstrate this ability, spherical fuel elements with modern TRISO particles are irradiated and subjected to heating tests. Even after extended heating times at 1600{degrees} C, fission product release does not exceed the already low values projected for normal operating conditions. In this paper details of fission product distribution within spherical fuel elements heated at constant temperatures of 1600, 1700, and 1800{degrees} C are presented. The measurements confirm the silicon carbide (SiC) coating layer as the most important fission product barrier up to 1800{degrees} C. If the SiC fails (or is defective), the following transport properties at 1600 to 1800{degrees} C can be observed; cesium shows the fastest release from the UO{sub 2} kernel but is highly sorbed in the buffer layer of the particle and in the matrix graphite of the sphere; strontium is retained strongly both in the UO{sub 2} kernels and in matrix graphite, but can penetrate SiC in some cases where cesium is still completely retained; only if all coating layers are breached can iodine and noble gases be released. For the first 100 h at 1600{degrees} C (enveloping all possible accident scenarios of small HTRs), these fission products are almost completely retained in the coated particles.

Schenk, W.; Nabielek, H. (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Postfach 1913, W-5170 Juelich (DE))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Economics Environmental Science Track This track of courses is designed for students who want to couple their training in economics  

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1 of 2 Economics Environmental Science Track This track of courses is designed for students who want to couple their training in economics with additional studies in environmental science. Ideally, students in this track would complement their economics or agricultural business major with a minor

Maxwell, Bruce D.

377

Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, Thailand South America, South America, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa, South-Eastern Asia References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1]

378

Ship-Track Clouds, Aerosol, and Ship Dynamic Effects; A Climate Perspective from Ship-Based Measurements  

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Ship-track clouds are marine boundary layer clouds that form behind ocean ships and are observed from satellites in the visible and near infrared. Ship-track clouds provide a rare opportunity to connect aerosol cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) emissions and observable changes in marine stratiform clouds. A very small change in the reflectivity of these eastern Pacific and Atlantic clouds (about 4%) provides a climate feedback of similar magnitude to doubling CO{sub 2} (increasing cloud reflectivity corresponds to global cooling). The Department of Energy sponsored research from 1991 to 1995 to study ship-track clouds including two ocean-based experiments in the summers of 1991 and 1994. These experiments showed that ship-track cloud properties were often more complex those related to a reduction of droplet size with an increase in number associated with increasing CCN from the ship's plume. The clouds showed evidence of morphological changes more likely to be associated with cloud dynamic effects either initiated by the increased CCN or directly by the ship's heat output or turbulent air wake. The fact that marine stratiform clouds, that are susceptible to ship track formation, are starved for both CCN and convective turbulence complicates the separation of the two effects.

Porch, W.M.

1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

379

PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Visitor Dosimeter Badge Tracking  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Visitor Visitor Dosimeter Badge Tracking PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetexUneword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date June 11, 2009 Deparbnental Idaho National Laboratory Element & Site Building 616 Willow Creek Building Name of Information Visitor Dosimeter Badge Tracking System or IT Project Exhibit Project UID 217975 New PIA ~ Update D Name, Title I Contact Information Phone, Email Lynn Rockhold System Owner I' 1\ I \ \ ( y P II 114 I' "I

380

Noncompliance Tracking System Registration and Reporting  

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Noncompliance Tracking System Registration and Reporting Office of Enforcement and Oversight NTS Reporting NTS Registration (For new registration and password changes) REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registrants for the Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) with an ACTIVE ACCOUNT for the HSS Reporting Systems: Occurrence Reports & Processing System (ORPS), Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS), Suspect Counterfeit Items (SCI), or the Daily Occurrence (DO) reports can use the same credentials to access NTS. Please access NTS REPORTING. Registrants who DO NOT have an HSS Reporting Systems account, or who have not accessed their account within the past six months MUST REGISTER for a NTS account. Please register at: HSS Reporting Systems Registration. If you need additional information or assistance in registering, please contact HSS User Support.

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381

Microsoft Word - Tracking Call _2_.doc  

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Tracking Sub-Group Call, Monday December 12, 2005, 11 a.m. eastern Tracking Sub-Group Call, Monday December 12, 2005, 11 a.m. eastern Participants: Bill Mackie (WGA), Sarah Wochos (CSG-MW), Michele Sampson (FRA) Participants discussed information to add to the group's working document and next steps for the discussion. It was mentioned that RW recently announced that the rail spur in Nevada would cost much more than originally planned, so the possibility of heavy-hauling is likely, at least initially until the spur is completed. In light of that, we need to consider technologies and policies for both truck and rail and for inter-modal transfers. People/sources to contact for lessons-learned and/or available technologies Bob Fronczak at AAR - as a starting point to involving the railroads. AAR likely has access to

382

Project Tracking System (PTS) user's manual  

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The Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) Project Tracking System (PTS) is a computerized information system developed to generate automatic updates to other Department of Energy (DOE) systems such as the Business Management Information System (BMIS), as well as to aid in the in-house tracking of the cost, schedule, and manpower status of the approximately 200 BETC contracts. The PTS data base contains administrative and limited technical information on planned, active, and terminated contracts. The PTS software and data base are resident upon BETC's PDP 11/70 computer, which utilizes the RSX-11M operating system. PTS programming was done in the BASIC + II and DATA-TRIEVE languages, which allow for conversational, English-like interactions between the user and the system during both input and output sessions.

Mohr, E.B.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Longitudinal and transverse tracking studies for ESS  

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The techniques currently being employed to model beam transport and injection into the ESS accumulator rings are described. These use a combination of one dimensional (longitudinal) and two-dimensional (transverse) particle tracking codes, incorporating a variety of methods of simulating self-field effects. A description of the proposed mechanism for painting longitudinal and transverse phase-space for ESS is given, and the results of the modeling and subsequent optimization are discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Prior, C.R. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon (United Kingdom)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2009-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

385

Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

386

Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B [Oakland, CA; Prussin, Stanley G [Kensington, CA

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports  

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EISA Compliance EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data on AddThis.com... Requirements by Subject Requirements by Regulation Notices & Rules

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Fission-fusion sociality in dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus), with comparisons to other dolphins and great apes  

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I examined fission-fusion sociality in dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus), and investigated aspects of social convergence between dolphins and great apes. I used boat-based group focal follows and photo-identification to collect data...

Pearson, Heidi Christine

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrations of Naturally Occuring Radionuclides and Fission Products in Brick Samples Fabricated and Used in and Around Greater Dhaka City  

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...Radiation Protection Dosimetry Article Concentrations of Naturally Occuring Radionuclides and Fission Products in Brick Samples...measures to minimise the harmful effects of ionising radiation. The radium equivalent activity concentrations......

S. Roy; M.S. Alam; F.K. Miah; B. Alam

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realistic fission models, new beta-decay half-lives and the r-process in neutron star mergers  

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Almost half of heavy nuclei beyond iron are considered to be produced by rapid neutron capture process (r-process). This process occurs in the neutron-rich environment such as core-collapse supernovae or neutron star mergers, but the main production site is still unknown. In the r-process of neutron star mergers, nuclear fission reactions play an important role. Also beta-decay half-lives of magic nuclei are crucial for the r-process. We have carried out r-process nucleosynthesis calculations based upon new theoretical estimates of fission fragment distributions and new beta-decay half-lives for N=82 nuclei measured at RIBF-RIKEN. We investigate the effect of nuclear fission on abundance patterns in the matter ejected from neutron star mergers with two different fission fragment mass distributions. We also discuss how the new experimental beta-decay half-lives affect the r-process.

Shibagaki, S.; Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Chiba, S. [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8850 (Japan); Lorusso, G.; Nishimura, S. [RIKEN Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Mathews, G. J. [Center for Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Solar One track alignment methodology  

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This paper reviews the heliostat beam tracking alignment procedure that was used at Solar One during its construction and operation from 1980 through 1988 to align the 1,818 heliostats and discusses an alternative method which would improve their tracking accuracy. A theoretical tracking error model was developed and used to evaluate the Solar One beam tracking alignment system. The results of this analysis illustrates that this method of heliostat track alignment has significant limitations. The model illustrates that the Solar One alignment system only provides a small increase in heliostat beam tracking accuracy in most cases, may decrease accuracy for some heliostats, and requires periodic updating to maintain the beam tracking accuracy. An alternate method of heliostat track alignment that was developed, patented, and used by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) since the mid-1970s is discussed. This patent (No. 4,564,275) illustrates how the overall tracking accuracy of the Solar One heliostat field could be greatly improved while eliminating the need for periodic updating. Also, this alternate method does not require any new hardware because it can be implemented in the existing heliostat control system software. Examples are presented that illustrate how the basic tracking accuracy can be improved by a factor of 5 to 10 times using this alternate alignment system.

Stone, K. [McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, Huntington Beach, CA (United States); Lopez, C.W. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total fission cross section of {sup 181}Ta and {sup 208}Pb induced by protons at relativistic energies  

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Total fission cross section induced by protons in {sup 181}Ta and {sup 208}Pb at energies in the range of 300 to 1000 A MeV have been measured at GSI (Germany) using the inverse kinematics technique. A dedicated setup with high efficiency made it possible to determine these cross sections with high accuracy. The new data seed light in the controversial results obtained so far and contribute to the understanding of the fission process at high excitation energies. (authors)

Ayyad, Y.; Benlliure, J.; Casarejos, E. [Group GENP, Dpto. Fisica de Particulas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Schmidt, K. H. [GSI, Planckstrasse 1, 64941, Darmstadt (Germany); Jurado, B. [Universite Bordeaux I, CNRS/IN2 P3, CENBG, BP 120, F-33175 Gradignan (France); Kelic-Heil, A. [GSI, Planckstrasse 1, 64941, Darmstadt (Germany); Pol, H. A. [Group GENP, Dpto. Fisica de Particulas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Ricciardi, M. V.; Pleskac, R. [GSI, Planckstrasse 1, 64941, Darmstadt (Germany); Enqvist, T. [CUPP Project, P.O. Box 22, FI-86801, Pyhsalmi (Finland); Rejmund, F. [Grand Accelerateur National D Ions Lourds, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 05 (France); Giot, L. [Subatech - Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France); Henzl, V. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77, Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Lukic, S. [Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Ngoc, S. N. [Dept. of Nuclear Physics, Inst. of Physics, National Centre for Natural Science and Technology, NgiaDo-TuLiem, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Boudard, A. [DSM/IRFU/CEA, 91191 Gif-sur-Ivette (France); Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France); Leray, S. [DSM/IRFU/CEA, 91191 Gif-sur-Ivette (France); Fernandez, M. [Entro de Investigaciones Energticas Medioambientales Y Tecnolgicas, Madrid (Spain); Kurtukian, T. [Universite Bordeaux I, CNRS/IN2 P3, CENBG, BP 120, F-33175 Gradignan (France); Nadtochy, P. [Omsk State Univ., Dept. of Theoretical Physics, RU-644077 Omsk (Russian Federation); Schmitt, C. [Grand Accelerateur National D'Ions Lourds, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 05 (France); Henzlova, D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Safeguards Science and Technology Group N-1, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Paradela, C. [Group GENP, Dpto. Fisica de Particulas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Bacquias, A. [DSM/IRFU/CEA, 91191 Gif-sur-Ivette (France); Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France); Loureiro, D. P. [Group GENP, Dpto. Fisica de Particulas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Foehr, V. [GSI, Planckstrasse 1, 64941, Darmstadt (Germany); Tarrio, D. [Group GENP, Dpto. Fisica de Particulas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Kezzar, K. [DSM/IRFU/CEA, 91191 Gif-sur-Ivette (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton-induced fission of actinides at energies 26.5 and 62.9 MeV--Theoretical interpretation  

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Fission properties of proton-induced fission on {sup 232}Th, {sup 237}Np, {sup 238}U, {sup 239}Pu and {sup 241}Am targets, measured at the Louvain-la-Neuve cyclotron facility at proton energies of 26.5 and 62.9 MeV, are compared with the predictions of the state-of-the-art nuclear reaction code TALYS. The sensitivity of the calculations to the input parameters of the code and possible improvements are discussed.

Demetriou, P. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR 'Demokritos', 15310 Athens (Greece); Keutgen, Th.; Prieels, R.; El Masri, Y. [FNRS and Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Universite catholique de Louvain, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Latent tracks in sapphire induced by 20-MeV fullerene beams  

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Single crystals of ?-Al2O3 were irradiated with 20-MeV fullerene beams in a fluence range from 1.01010 to 2.21011 C60+ cm-2. The cluster electronic stopping power (dE/dx)e was approximately 62 keV nm-1. Two complementary techniques were employed to assess the modifications induced by these irradiations: Rutherford-backscattering spectrometry in channeling geometry (RBS-C) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The disorder induced by electronic processes is clearly determined by the RBS-C analysis. A damage cross section Ae of about 2.210-12 cm2 has been extracted from the disorder kinetics, which corresponds to a track radius of ?8.5 nm. From lattice-disorder profiling, a maximal decorrelation length of the C60 clusters in the crystal was estimated to be ?150 nm. TEM micrographs exhibit cylindrical latent tracks formed around the projectile trajectory, while the high-resolution observations evidence the amorphization of sapphire in the core of these tracks. The present results have been interpretated within a model of high locally deposited energy densities in the cluster irradiation regime.

S. M. M. Ramos; N. Bonardi; B. Canut; S. Della-Negra

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Most Viewed Documents - Fission and Nuclear Technologies | OSTI, US Dept of  

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Most Viewed Documents - Fission and Nuclear Technologies Most Viewed Documents - Fission and Nuclear Technologies Metals design handbook Betts, W.S. (1988) Estimation of gas leak rates through very small orifices and channels. [From sealed PuO/sub 2/ containers under accident conditions] Bomelburg, H.J. () Graphite design handbook Ho, F.H. (1988) Motor-operated valve (MOV) actuator motor and gearbox testing DeWall, K.; Watkins, J.C.; Bramwell, D. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)] (1997) Environmental Aspects, Objectives and Targets Identification Process R. Green (2002) Flow-induced vibration of circular cylindrical structures Chen, S.S. (1985) System Definition and Analysis: Power Plant Design and Layout NONE (1996) Materials and design bases issues in ASME Code Case N-47 Huddleston, R.L.; Swindeman, R.W. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United

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Safety and power multiplication aspects of mirror fusion-fission hybrids  

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Recently, in a research project at Uppsala University a simplified neutronic model for a straight field line mirror hybrid has been devised and its most important operation parameters have been calculated under the constraints of a fission power production of 3 GW and that the effective multiplication factor k{sub eff} does not exceed 0.95. The model can be considered as representative for hybrids driven by other types of mirrors too. In order to reduce the demand on the fusion power of the mirror, a modified option of the hybrid has been considered that generates a reduced fission power of 1.5 GW with an increased maximal value k{sub eff}=0.97. The present paper deals with nuclear safety aspects of this type of hybrids. It presents and discusses calculation results of reactivity effects as well as of driver effects.

Noack, Klaus; Agren, Olov; Kaellne, Jan; Hagnestal, Anders; Moiseenko, Vladimir E. [Uppsala University, Angstroem Laboratory, Division of Electricity, Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala (Sweden); Institute of Plasma Physics, National Science Center 'Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology', Akademichna St. 1, 61108 Kharkiv (Ukraine)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion-Fission Research Facility (FFRF) as a Practical Step Toward Hybrids  

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The project of ASIPP (with PPPL participation), called FFRF, (R/a=4/1 m/m, Ipl=5 MA, Btor=4-6 T, PDT=50-100 MW, Pfission=80-4000 MW, 1 m thick blanket) is outlined. FFRF stands for the Fusion-Fission Research Facility with a unique fusion mission and a pioneering mission of merging fusion and fission for accumulation of design, experimental, and operational data for future hybrid applications. The design of FFRF will use as much as possible the EAST and ITER design experience. On the other hand, FFRF strongly relies on new, Lithium Wall Fusion plasma regimes, the development of which has already started in the US and China.

L. Zakharov, J. Li and Y. Wu

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product transport and behavior during two postulated loss of flow transients in the air  

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This document discusses fission product behavior during two postulated loss-of-flow accidents (leading to high- and low-pressure core degradation, respectively) in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). These transients are designated ATR Transient LCPI5 (high-pressure) and LPP9 (low-pressure). Normally, transients of this nature would be easily mitigated using existing safety systems and procedures. In these analyses, failure of these safety systems was assumed so that core degradation and fission product release could be analyzed. A probabilistic risk assessment indicated that the probability of occurrence for these two transients is of the order of 10{sup {minus}5 }and 10{sup {minus}7} per reactor year for LCP15 and LPP9, respectively.

Adams, J.P.; Carboneau, M.L.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product transport and behavior during two postulated loss of flow transients in the air  

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This document discusses fission product behavior during two postulated loss-of-flow accidents (leading to high- and low-pressure core degradation, respectively) in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). These transients are designated ATR Transient LCPI5 (high-pressure) and LPP9 (low-pressure). Normally, transients of this nature would be easily mitigated using existing safety systems and procedures. In these analyses, failure of these safety systems was assumed so that core degradation and fission product release could be analyzed. A probabilistic risk assessment indicated that the probability of occurrence for these two transients is of the order of 10{sup {minus}5 }and 10{sup {minus}7} per reactor year for LCP15 and LPP9, respectively.

Adams, J.P.; Carboneau, M.L.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel series of vectors for chromosomal integration in fission yeast  

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A series of fission yeast targeting vectors that can be used for wild-type strains having no selectable markers have been designed. The functions of one of three marker genes, lys1{sup +}, arg1{sup +}, and his3{sup +}, involved in amino acid synthesis, are impaired by integration of the fragments generated by restriction enzyme digestion of the plasmids. Successful integration of the fragments into the targeted loci can be readily verified by their requirement for amino acids, or by the PCR diagnostic analysis. Since these selection markers are not used commonly in fission yeast, these plasmids are likely to facilitate studies that require the co-expression of genes such as co-localization and co-immunoprecipitation experiments, by employing them in combination with most of the previously reported markers.

Matsuyama, Akihisa [Chemical Genetics Laboratory, RIKEN, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, CREST, JST, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)], E-mail: akihisa@riken.jp; Shirai, Atsuko; Yoshida, Minoru [Chemical Genetics Laboratory, RIKEN, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, CREST, JST, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)

2008-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of simulated fission products on the mechnical properties of zircaloy-2  

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Room temperature tensile tests were carried out on Zircaloy-2 specimens exposed to the simulated fission products tellurium, selenium, bromine, iodine, cadmium, indium, antimony, and molybdenum up to 3.6 Ms (1000 h) in the temperature range from 623 to 973 K. Exposure at 623 or 773 K did not significantly affect either strength or elongation values of Zircaloy-2, irrespective of the chemical environment. All specimens showed high reduction of area and ductile fracture morphology. Exposure to these elements at 973 K, on the other hand, results in a general reduction of the tensile properties at room temperature; in fact, iodine, bromine, and molybdenum cause nonductile fracture with little or no reduction of area. These results are significant, since molybdenum is an abundant fission product.

Kohli, R.; Holub, F.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Fission Reactor Safety Research in FP7 and future perspectives  

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The European Union (?U) has defined in the Europe 2020 strategy and 2050 Energy Roadmap its long-term vision for establishing a secure, sustainable and competitive energy system and setting up legally binding targets by 2020 for reducing greenhouse emissions, by increasing energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy sources while including a significant share from nuclear fission. Nuclear energy can enable the further reduction in harmful emissions and can contribute to the EUs competitive energy system, security of supply and independence from fossil fuels. Nuclear fission is a valuable option for those 14 EU countries that promote its use as part of their national energy mix. The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) adopted its Opinion No.27 An ethical framework for assessing research, production and use of energy and proposed an integrated ethics approach for the research, production and use of energy in the EU, seeking equilibrium among four criteria access ...

Garbil, Roger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Modeling requirements for full-scope reactor simulators of fission-product transport during severe accidents  

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This paper describes in the needs and requirements to properly and efficiently model fission product transport on full scope reactor simulators. Current LWR simulators can be easily adapted to model severe accident phenomena and the transport of radionuclides. Once adapted these simulators can be used as a training tool during operator training exercises for training on severe accident guidelines, for training on containment venting procedures, or as training tool during site wide emergency training exercises.

Ellison, P.G.; Monson, P.R. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)); Mitchell, H.A. (Concord Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling requirements for full-scope reactor simulators of fission-product transport during severe accidents  

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This paper describes in the needs and requirements to properly and efficiently model fission product transport on full scope reactor simulators. Current LWR simulators can be easily adapted to model severe accident phenomena and the transport of radionuclides. Once adapted these simulators can be used as a training tool during operator training exercises for training on severe accident guidelines, for training on containment venting procedures, or as training tool during site wide emergency training exercises.

Ellison, P.G.; Monson, P.R. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Mitchell, H.A. [Concord Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

405

Total and spontaneous fission half-lives of the americium and curium nuclides  

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The total half-life and the half-life for spontaneous fission are evaluated for the various long-lived nuclides of interest. Recommended values are presented for /sup 241/Am, /sup 242m/Am, /sup 243/Am, /sup 242/Cm, /sup 243/Cm, /sup 244/Cm, /sup 245/Cm, /sup 246/Cm, /sup 247/Cm, /sup 248/Cm, and /sup 250/Cm. The uncertainties are provided at the 95% confidence limit for each of the recommended values.

Holden, N.E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Population of superdeformed bands, the competition with fission, and the barrier between normal and superdeformed states  

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In this paper we report on the entry points leading to superdeformed (SD) as well as normal bands. We find that, compared to normal bands, the entry spins for the SD bands are about 9 {h bar} higher, and the entry excitation energy 1--3 MeV colder. We also conclude that population of the SD bands represents successful competition against fission. SD bands in both the Dy and Hg regions are considered.

Khoo, T.L.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Moore, E.F.; Ahmad, I.; Carpenter, M.P.; Chasman, R.R.; Wolfs, F.L.H. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Beard, K.B.; Garg, U.; Ye, D. (Notre Dame Univ., IN (USA)); Benet, P.; Daly, P.J.; Grabowski, Z.W. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA)); Drigert, M.W. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Scaling Laws and Transient Times in 3He Induced Nuclear Fission  

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Fission excitation functions of compound nuclei in a mass region where shell effects are expected to be very strong are shown to scale exactly according to the transition state prediction once these shell effects are accounted for. The fact that no deviations from the transition state method have been observed within the experimentally investigated excitation energy regime allows one to assign an upper limit for the transient time of 10 zs.

Th. Rubehn; K. X. Jing; L. G. Moretto; L. Phair; K. Tso; G. J. Wozniak

1996-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A long term radiological risk model for plutonium-fueled and fission reactor space nuclear system  

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This report describes the optimization of the RISK III mathematical model, which provides risk assessment for the use of a plutonium-fueled, fission reactor in space systems. The report discusses possible scenarios leading to radiation releases on the ground; distinctions are made for an intact reactor and a dispersed reactor. Also included are projected dose equivalents for various accident situations. 54 refs., 31 figs., 11 tabs. (TEM)

Bartram, B.W.; Dougherty, D.K.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Tracking discourse and qualitative document analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

New information bases pose challenges and opportunities for researchers seeking to enhance content analysis and chart cultural shifts using public documents such as newspapers and magazines. A qualitative approach to media analysis is combined with a specific application, tracking discourse, to demonstrate how research questions can be transformed into a research design that permits rich textual interpretive and thematic analysis, as well as provide quantitative information about trends and emphases over time, across media, and across topics. Materials from an ongoing project on the discourse of fear illustrate a shift in major American newspapers' coverage toward more extensive use of crime, fear, and victim. Implications for cultural researchers are discussed.

David L. Altheide

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Spontaneous fission modes and lifetimes of super-heavy elements in the nuclear density functional theory  

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Lifetimes of super-heavy (SH) nuclei are primarily governed by alpha decay and spontaneous fission (SF). Here we study the competing decay modes of even-even SH isotopes with 108 density functional theory framework capable of describing the competition between nuclear attraction and electrostatic repulsion. The collective mass tensor of the fissioning superfluid nucleus is computed by means of the cranking approximation to the adiabatic time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach. Along the path to fission, our calculations allow for the simultaneous breaking of axial and space inversion symmetries; this may result in lowering SF lifetimes by more than seven orders of magnitude in some cases. We predict two competing SF modes: reflection-symmetric and reflection-asymmetric.The shortest-lived SH isotopes decay by SF; they are expected to lie in a narrow corridor formed by $^{280}$Hs, $^{284}$Fl, and $^{284}_{118}$Uuo that separates the regions of SH nuclei synthesized in "cold fusion" and "hot fusion" reactions. The region of long-lived SH nuclei is expected to be centered on $^{294}$Ds with a total half-life of ?1.5 days.

A. Staszczak; A. Baran; W. Nazarewicz

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

411

A proton?driven, intense, subcritical, fission neutron source for radioisotope production  

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99mTc the most frequently used radioisotope in nuclear medicine is distributed as 99Mo?99mTc generators. 99 Mo is a fission product of 235U. To replace the aging nuclear reactors used today for this production we propose to use a spallation neutron source with neutron multiplication by fission. A 150 MeV H? cyclotron can produce a 225 kW proton beam with 50% total system energy efficiency. The proton beam would hit a molten lead target surrounded by a water moderator and a graphite reflector producing around 0.96 primary neutron per proton. The primary spallation neutrons moderated would strike secondary targets containing a subcritical amount of 235U. The assembly would show a keff of 0.8 yielding a fivefold neutron multiplication. The thermal neutron flux at the targets location would be 2 1014 n/cm2.s resulting in a fission power of 500 to 750 kW. One such system could supply the world demand in 99 Mo as well as other radioisotopes. Preliminary indications show that the cost would be lower than the cost of a commercial 10 MW isotope production reactor. The cost of operation of disposal of radiowaste and of decommissioning should be significantly lower as well. Finally the non?critical nature of the system would make it more acceptable for the public than a nuclear reactor and should simplify the licensing process.

Yves Jongen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Nuclear temperature effects in the scission-point model of nuclear fission  

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According to the scission-point model, the probability for a particular fission event can be expressed in terms of the collective potential and the collective kinetic energy at the scission point. Two additional assumptions make the scission-point model an easily calculable model: the assumption of equal collective kinetic energies for constant distances d between the tips of the fragments, and the assumption that one is able to characterize the excitation energy of the fragments with a nuclear temperature T, independent of both the mass ratio and the charge ratio, and of the deformations of the fragments. It is pointed out that the latter assumption violates energy conservation. A modified, recursive procedure is proposed, resulting in an "energy conservation consistent" scission-point method. Mass and charge distributions for the fission of U235 and Cf252 compound systems have been calculated and compared with distributions following the "standard" scission-point method of Wilkins, Steinberg, and Chasman.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Scission-point model. Collective potential and intrinsic excitation energy. Nuclear temperature T. Mass and charge distributions. Fission of U235 and C252.

J. Moreau; K. Heyde; M. Waroquier

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Low-Energy Fusion-Fission Dynamics of Heavy Nuclear Systems  

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A new approach is proposed for a unified description of strongly coupled deep-inelastic (DI) scattering, fusion, fission, and quasi-fission (QF) processes of heavy ion collisions. A unified driving-potential and a unified set of dynamic Langevin-type equations of motion are used in this approach. This makes it possible to perform a full (continuous) time analysis of the evolution of heavy nuclear systems, starting from the approaching stage, moving up to the formation of the compound nucleus or emerging into two final fragments. The calculated mass, charge, energy and angular distributions of the reaction products agree well with the corresponding experimental data for heavy and superheavy nuclear systems. Collisions of very heavy nuclei (such as 238U+248Cm) are investigated as an alternative way for production of superheavy elements. Large charge and mass transfer was found in these reactions due to the inverse (anti-symmetrizing) quasi-fission process leading to formation of surviving superheavy long-lived neutron-rich nuclei.

Zagrebaev, Valery [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reaction, JINR, Dubna, 141980, Moscow region (Russian Federation); Greiner, Walter [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, J.W. Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt (Germany)

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical insight into the influence of the potential energy surface on fission dynamics  

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The present work is dedicated to a careful investigation of the influence of the potential energy surface on the fission process. The time evolution of nuclei at high excitation energy and angular momentum is studied by means of three-dimensional Langevin calculations performed for two different parametrizations of the macroscopic potential: the Finite Range Liquid Drop Model (FRLDM) and the Lublin-Strasbourg Drop (LSD) prescription. Depending on the mass of the system, the topology of the potential throughout the deformation space of interest in fission is observed to noticeably differ within these two approaches, due to the treatment of curvature effects. When utilized in the dynamical calculation as the driving potential, the FRLDM and LSD models yield similar results in the heavy-mass region, whereas the predictions can be strongly dependent on the Potential Energy Surface (PES) for medium-mass nuclei. In particular, the mass, charge, and total kinetic energy distributions of the fission fragments are found to be narrower with the LSD prescription. The influence of critical model parameters on our findings is carefully investigated. The present study sheds light on the experimental conditions and signatures well suited for constraining the parametrization of the macroscopic potential. Its implication regarding the interpretation of available experimental data is briefly discussed.

Mazurek, K. [Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, PAN, 31-342 Krakow (Poland); Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL), CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, F-14076 Caen (France); Schmitt, C.; Wieleczko, J. P.; Ademard, G. [Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL), CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, F-14076 Caen (France); Nadtochy, P. N. [Omsk State University, Department of Theoretical Physics, 644077 Omsk (Russian Federation)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron capture and neutron-induced fission experiments on americium isotopes with DANCE  

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Neutron capture cross section data on Am isotopes were measured using the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The neutron capture cross section was determined for {sup 241}Am for neutron energies between thermal and 320 keV. Preliminary results were also obtained for {sup 243}Am for neutron energies between 10 eV and 250 keV. The results on concurrent neutron-induced fission and neutron-capture measurements on {sup 242m}Am will be presented where the fission events were actively triggered during the experiments. In these experiments, a Parallel-Plate Avalanche Counter (PPAC) detector that surrounds the target located in the center of the DANCE array was used as a fission-tagging detector to separate (n,{gamma}) events from (n,f) events. The first direct observation of neutron capture on {sup 242m}Am in the resonance region in between 2 and 9 eV of the neutron energy was obtained.

Jandel, M.; Bredeweg, T. A.; Fowler, M. M.; Bond, E. M.; Couture, A.; Haight, R. C.; Keksis, A. L.; O'Donnell, J. M.; Rundberg, R. S.; Ullmann, J. L.; Vieira, D. J.; Wilhelmy, J. B.; Wouters, J. M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545 (United States); Stoyer, M. A.; Wu, C. Y.; Becker, J. A.; Haslett, R. J.; Henderson, R. A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 94550 (United States)

2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

416

Fission Product Transport in TRISO Particle Layers under Operating and Off-Normal Conditions  

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The objective of this project is to determine the diffusivity and chemical behavior of key fission products (ag, Cs, I. Te, Eu and Sr) through SiC and PyC both thermally, under irradiation, and under stress using FP introduction techniques that avoid the pitfalls of past experiments. The experimental approach is to create thin PyC-SiC couples containing the fission product to be studied embedded in the PyC layer. These samples will then be subjected to high temperature exposures in a vacuum and also to irradiation at high temperature, and last, to irradiation under stress at high temperature. The PyC serves as a host layer, providing a means of placing the fission product close to the SiC without damaging the SiC layer by its introduction or losing the FP during heating. Experimental measurements of grain boundary structure and distribution (EBSD, HRTEM, APT) will be used in the modeling effort to determine the qualitative dependence of FP diffusion coefficients on grain boundary orientation, temperature and stress.

Van der Ven, Anton; Was, Gary; Wang, Lumin; Taheri, Mitra

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

417

Selective Trapping of Volatile Fission Products with an Off-Gas Treatment System  

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A head-end processing step, termed DEOX for its emphasis on decladding via oxidation, is being developed for the treatment of spent oxide fuel by pyroprocessing techniques. The head-end step employs high temperatures to oxidize UO2 to U3O8 resulting in the separation of fuel from cladding and the removal of volatile fission products. Development of the head-end step is being performed in collaboration with the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) through an International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative. Following the initial experimentation for the removal of volatile fission products, an off-gas treatment system was designed in conjunction with KAERI to collect specific fission gases. The primary volatile species targeted for trapping were iodine, technetium, and cesium. Each species is intended to be collected in distinct zones of the off-gas system and within those zones, on individual filters. Separation of the volatile off-gases is achieved thermally as well as chemically given the composition of the filter media. A description of the filter media and a basis for its selection will be given along with the collection mechanisms and design considerations. In addition, results from testing with the off-gas treatment system will be presented.

B.R. Westphal; J.J. Park; J.M. Shin; G.I. Park; K.J. Bateman; D.L. Wahlquist

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States) | Department of  

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Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States) Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States) Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States) < Back Eligibility Developer Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Illinois Program Type Green Power Purchasing Provider MidWest ISO The Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS®) tracks renewable energy generation in participating States and Provinces and assists in verifying compliance with individual state/provincial or voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and objectives. M-RETS® is a tool to keep track of all relevant information about renewable energy produced and delivered in the region. Currently, several States and Provinces participate in M-RETS®: Illinois,

419

ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor  

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Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor Control System PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor Control System PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor Control System PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office ORO Office Safeguards and Security Clearance Tracking System and Visitor Control System PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office More Documents & Publications Occupational Medicine - Assistant PIA, Idaho National Laboratory ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office iManage Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES) PIA, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management

420

Sim Track User's Manual (v 1.0)  

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SimTrack is a simple c++ library designed for the numeric particle tracking in the high energy accelerators. It adopts the 4th order symplectic integrator for the optical transport in the magnetic elements. The 4-D and 6-D weak-strong beam-beam treatments are integrated in it for the beam-beam studies. SimTrack is written with c++ class and standard template library. It provides versatile functions to manage elements and lines. It supports a large range of types of elements. New type of element can be easily created in the library. SimTrack calculates Twiss, coupling and fits tunes, chromaticities and corrects closed orbits. AC dipole and AC multipole are available in this library. SimTrack allows change of element parameters during tracking.

Luo, Y.

2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative  

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Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Name Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Agency/Company /Organization Coalition for Rainforest Nations Focus Area Economic Development Topics Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Guide/manual, Presentation Website http://www.rainforestcoalition Country Dominican Republic UN Region Caribbean

422

Measure, track, and benchmark | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Measure, track, and benchmark Measure, track, and benchmark Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

423

RE-Powering Americas Land Initiative Tracking Matrix  

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Using publically available information, the Environmental Protection Agencys RE-Powering Americas Land Initiative project tracking matrix maintains a list of completed renewable energy...

424

PIA - Energy Inspector General Project Tracking System (EIGPT...  

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Project Tracking System (EIGPT) More Documents & Publications PIA - FOIAXpress PIA - INL SECURITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BUSINESS ENCLAVE PIA - INL PeopleSoft - Human...

425

PIA - Foreign Access Central Tracking System (FACTS) | Department...  

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PIA - Foreign Access Central Tracking System (FACTS) More Documents & Publications PIA - INL SECURITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BUSINESS ENCLAVE PIA - INL PeopleSoft - Human...

426

PIA - HS Correspondence Tracking System (HSCT) | Department of...  

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PIA - HS Correspondence Tracking System (HSCT) More Documents & Publications PIA - INL SECURITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BUSINESS ENCLAVE PIA - INL PeopleSoft - Human...

427

Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with...  

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Nanotube "glowsticks" transform surface science tool kit Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with nanoscale carbon cylinders Researchers have now shown that...

428

Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of TransformativeClimate...  

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Finally, an additional goal is to return the experiences made to the international political level." References "Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible...

429

Control of Articulated Robot Arm by Eye Tracking.  

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??Eye tracking has many comprehensive achievements in the field of human computer interaction. Uses of human eyes as an alternative of hands are an innovative (more)

Shahzad, Muhammad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Thermal Load based Adaptive Tracking for Flat Plate Solar Collectors  

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Abstract The energy output of solar-thermal systems using flat plate collectors can be improved by tracking. Tracking is well known as a path for increasing the amount of solar radiation received by the collector; additionally the paper proposes a new concept that considers the inverse tracking as a viable option for protecting the collectors against overheating. An analysis of the thermal energy output and conversion efficiency is done considering forward tracking in three different days with different radiation profile (cloudy, sunny and mixed days), followed by an analysis of the inverse tracking concept. The in-field data show that there is a limiting angle below which inverse tracking is not effective and this value is estimated at 40 as compared with the optimal orientation. A logical scheme is proposed based on four different programs for forward tracking, inverse tracking, maximum inverse tracking or fixing the collector; this decisional scheme covers a broad range of functional situations having as central concept the production of thermal energy only when needed, for satisfying the demand, decreasing the energy consumption for forced circulation and supporting the systems reliability and safety.

Mircea Neagoe; Ion Visa; Bogdan G. Burduhos; Macedon D. Moldovan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

TEAPOT: A thin element accelerator program for optics and tracking  

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The program TEAPOT is described. It is intended for fast particle tracking in an accelerator with magnet errors and misalignments. A realistic lattice (Standard Input Format) is first mechanically translated into an acceptably similar lattice containing only thin elements. Tracking in that lattice is fast and exact. This procedure of exact tracking in an approximate lattice can be contrasted with approximate tracking in an exact'' lattice as is performed in existing programs. A full Twiss analysis is performed and there are provisions for the compensation of error-induced coupling, tune-shifts and chromaticity shifts.

Schachinger, L.; Talman, R.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

September 07, 2004 Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) User's Guide for Direct Web Access The Department of Energy (DOE) Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP)...

433

Tracking Multiple Topics for Finding Interesting Articles  

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We introduce multiple topic tracking (MTT) for iScore to better recommend news articles for users with multiple interests and to address changes in user interests over time. As an extension of the basic Rocchio algorithm, traditional topic detection and tracking, and single-pass clustering, MTT maintains multiple interest profiles to identify interesting articles for a specific user given user-feedback. Focusing on only interesting topics enables iScore to discard useless profiles to address changes in user interests and to achieve a balance between resource consumption and classification accuracy. iScore is able to achieve higher quality results than traditional methods such as the Rocchio algorithm. We identify several operating parameters that work well for MTT. Using the same parameters, we show that MTT alone yields high quality results for recommending interesting articles from several corpora. The inclusion of MTT improves iScore's performance by 25% in recommending news articles from the Yahoo! News RSS feeds and the TREC11 adaptive filter article collection. And through a small user study, we show that iScore can still perform well when only provided with little user feedback.

Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J; Critchlow, T J

2008-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

434

Tracking Multiple Topics for Finding Interesting Articles  

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We introduce multiple topic tracking (MTT) for iScore to better recommend news articles for users with multiple interests and to address changes in user interests over time. As an extension of the basic Rocchio algorithm, traditional topic detection and tracking, and single-pass clustering, MTT maintains multiple interest profiles to identify interesting articles for a specific user given user-feedback. Focusing on only interesting topics enables iScore to discard useless profiles to address changes in user interests and to achieve a balance between resource consumption and classification accuracy. Also by relating a topic's interestingness to an article's interestingness, iScore is able to achieve higher quality results than traditional methods such as the Rocchio algorithm. We identify several operating parameters that work well for MTT. Using the same parameters, we show that MTT alone yields high quality results for recommending interesting articles from several corpora. The inclusion of MTT improves iScore's performance by 9% to 14% in recommending news articles from the Yahoo! News RSS feeds and the TREC11 adaptive filter article collection. And through a small user study, we show that iScore can still perform well when only provided with little user feedback.

Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J; Critchlow, T J

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

435

Magnetic mirror fusion-fission early history and applicability to other systems  

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In the mid 1970s to mid 1980s the mirror program was stuck with a concept, the Standard Mirror that was Q {approx} 1 where Q=P{sub fusion}/P{sub injection}. Heroic efforts were put into hybridizing thinking added energy and fuel sales would make a commercial product. At the same time the tokamak was thought to allow ignition and ultrahigh Q values of 20 or even higher. There was an effort to use neutral beams to drive the tokamak just like the mirror machines were driven in which case the Q value plunged to a few, however this was thought to be achievable decades earlier than the high Q versions. Meanwhile current drive and other features of the tokamak have seen the projected Q values come down to the range of 10. Meanwhile the mirror program got Q enhancement into high gear and various tandem mirrors projected Q values up towards 10 and with advanced features over 10 with axi-symmetric magnets (See R. F. Post papers), however the experimental program is all but non-existent. Meanwhile, the gas dynamic trap mirror system which is present day state-of-the-art can with low risk produce Q of {approx}0.1 useful for a low risk, low cost neutron source for materials development useful for the development of materials for all fusion concepts (see Simonen white paper: 'A Physics-Based Strategy to Develop a Mirror Fusion-Fission Hybrid' and D.D. Ryutov, 'Axisymmetric MHD-stable mirror as a neutron source and a driver for a fusion-fission hybrid'). Many early hybrid designs with multi-disciplinary teams were carried out in great detail for the mirror system with its axi-symmetric blanket modules. It is recognized that most of these designs are adaptable to tokamak or inertial fusion geometry. When Q is low (1 to 2) economics gives a large economic penalty for high recirculating power. These early studies covered the three design types: Power production, fuel production and waste burning. All three had their place but power production fell away because every study showed fusion machines that were extensively studied by multidisciplinary teams came up with power costs much higher than for existing fission plants except in very large sizes (3 GWe). There was lots of work on waste burning - Ted Parrish - comes to mind. However, fuel production along with power production became nearly everyone's goals. First, fast-fission blankets were favored but later to enhance safety, fission-suppressed blankets came into vogue. Both fuel producing and waste burning hybrid studies were terminated with the advent of accidents, high interest rates, rising 'green like' movement and cheap natural gas for power production. For waste burning and fast-fission fuel producing designs, the blanket energy multiplication was about 10 and economics was OK relative to recirculating power for Q over 2. For fission-suppressed fuel producers, where the blanket multiplication is under 2, the Q needed was over 5. In the mirror program we came at this problem by trying to find a product for mirror fusion technology. We hoped we had a product and studied and promoted it. There was no market pull and when the mirror program collapsed in the US, so did both hybrid programs for mirrors and tokamaks and IFE by the mid 1980s. Today, the problem of what to do with wastes that were supposed to be accepted by the government appears to be a high value market pull. It remains to be shown if fusion neutrons can be generated at low enough cost so that economics will not be a showstopper. For burning only the minor actinides, the economics will be the most favorable. Burning the Pu as well will lower the number of fission reactors supported by each burner fusion machine and hurt economics of the system. The fuel-producing role of fusion to fuel fission reactors remains an important possible use of fusion especially in the early stages of fusion development. It is not clear that burning fission wastes in a fusion machine is more appropriate than burning these wastes in specially designed fission machines. Fusion can produce U-233 along with over 2.4%U-232 making the material large

Moir, R

2009-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

436

Experimental Validation of an Algorithm for Cooperative Boundary Tracking  

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blooms [2,11], chemical plumes [5,8], and adaptive ocean sampling [7], to future applications including oil spills or hazardous chemicals. Automated algorithms for boundary tracking are the subject tracking using a platform of vehicles that possess adequate sensors for measuring spatial gradients

Soatto, Stefano

437

Cooperative Vision Based Estimation and Tracking Using Multiple UAVs  

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Cooperative Vision Based Estimation and Tracking Using Multiple UAVs Brett Bethke, Mario Valenti. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are excellent platforms for detecting and tracking objects of interest to give better results than could be achieved with a single UAV, while being robust to failures. In addi

How, Jonathan P.

438

High-Frequency Skywave Radar Track of Tropical Storm Debra  

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Tropical Storm Debra was tracked over a 31 h period in the Gulf of Mexico using the Wide Aperture Research Facility (WARF) high-frequency (HF) skywave radar in California. In contrast to the first WARF skywave radar tracking experiment in which ...

Joseph W. Maresca Jr.; Christopher T. Carlson

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

5. Silicon Vertex Tracker 5.1. Charged Particle Tracking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the SVT sensitive area down to 30 . The SVT must withstand 2 MRad of ionizing radiation. A radiation monitoring system capa- ble of aborting the beams is required. The ex- pected radiation dose is 1 Rad is desirable for tracks with a trans- verse momentum in the range 50­120 MeV/c. The standalone tracking

440

SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

SunShot Incubator awardee QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, is working to reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) tracking technology by consolidating many trackers into an individual robot that can travel from tracker to tracker to make adjustments.

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441

GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR A SINGLE-TRACK VEHICLE AUTONOMOUS PILOT  

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GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR A SINGLE-TRACK VEHICLE AUTONOMOUS PILOT Dana Vrajitoru Intelligent Systems algorithms to an autonomous pilot designed for motorized single-track vehicles (motorcycles). The pilot contribute efficiently to configuring the autonomous pilot. Key Words Genetic algorithms, multi

Vrajitoru, Dana

442

Analysis of Solar Two Heliostat Tracking Error Sources  

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This paper explores the geometrical errors that reduce heliostat tracking accuracy at Solar Two. The basic heliostat control architecture is described. Then, the three dominant error sources are described and their effect on heliostat tracking is visually illustrated. The strategy currently used to minimize, but not truly correct, these error sources is also shown. Finally, a novel approach to minimizing error is presented.

Jones, S.A.; Stone, K.W.

1999-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

443

Analysis of Solar Two heliostat tracking error sources  

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This paper explores the geometrical errors that reduce heliostat tracking accuracy at Solar Two. The basic heliostat control architecture is described. Then, the three dominant error sources are described and their effect on heliostat tracking is visually illustrated. The strategy currently used to minimize, but not truly correct, these error sources is also shown. Finally, a novel approach to minimizing error is presented.

Stone, K.W.; Jones, S.A.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Environmental Boundary Tracking and Estimation Using Multiple Autonomous Vehicles  

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and Andrea L. Bertozzi Abstract-- In this paper, we develop a framework for envi- ronmental boundary tracking from multiple sensing vehicles. For each vehicle, a tracking algorithm is developed based on Page, harmful algae blooms, wild fire spreading, temperature and salinity distribution in the ocean

Soatto, Stefano

445

Gross Energy Cost of Horizontal Treadmill and Track Running  

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The gross energy cost of treadmill and track running is re-...2...(ml/kg/min) = 2.209 + 3.163 speed (km/h) for 130 subjects (trained and untrained males and females) and 10 treadmill studies. On the track, wind r...

Dr L. Lger; D. Mercier

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Sherlock Holmes and the Bicycle Tracks Edward A. Bender  

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Sherlock Holmes and the Bicycle Tracks by Edward A. Bender "This track, as you perceive, was made wheel cannot turn. Therefore it moves in the same direction as the bicycle frame is pointed, which the wheels on the bicycle. If we draw the tangent line to the wrong curve or go in the wrong direction

Bor, Gil

447

FORENSIC TRACKING AND MOBILITY PREDICTION IN VEHICULAR NETWORKS  

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i #12;ii #12;Chapter 1 FORENSIC TRACKING AND MOBILITY PREDICTION IN VEHICULAR NETWORKS Saif Al been especially tailored for forensic analysis then propose several instances emulating different transportation means. We then use these models to build a full-fledged offline multi-modal forensic tracking sys

Sheldon, Nathan D.

448

Microsoft Word - Tracking Subgroup Minutes_030606.doc  

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5/2006 1 5/2006 1 TEC Rail Topic Group, Tracking Subgroup Conference Call DRAFT Monday, March 6, 2006 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST Group Co-Chairs: Sarah Wochos (CSG) and Bill Mackie (Western Governors Association) Participants: Joe Bell (DHS), Scott Ramsay (State of Wyoming), Marsha Keister (INEEL), Cort Richardson (CSG), Dan Johnson (State of Washington) DOE Support contractors also participated on the call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken All Participants Review questions and provide any comments to Sarah Wochos by Thursday, March 9, 2006 Sarah Wochos Make the changes to the questionnaire and create a short discussion agenda for the March TEC meeting Summary: The purpose of this call was to finalize the questions included in the Security Topic

449

Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants  

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New Coal-Fired Power Plants New Coal-Fired Power Plants (data update 1/13/2012) January 13, 2012 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Strategic Energy Analysis & Planning Erik Shuster 2 Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants This report is intended to provide an overview of proposed new coal-fired power plants that are under development. This report may not represent all possible plants under consideration but is intended to illustrate the potential that exists for installation of new coal-fired power plants. Additional perspective has been added for non-coal-fired generation additions in the U.S. and coal-fired power plant activity in China. Experience has shown that public announcements of power plant developments do not provide an accurate representation of eventually

450

Fast Track nuclear thermal propulsion concept  

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The objective of the Space Exploration Initiative (America at the Threshold... 1991) is the exploration of Mars by man in the second decade of the 21st century. The NASA Fast Track approach (NASA?LeRC Presentation 1992) could accelerate the manned exploration of Mars to 2007. NERVA?derived nuclear propulsion represents a viable near?term technology approach to accomplish the accelerated schedule. Key milestones in the progression to the manned Mars mission are (1) demonstration of TRL?6 for the man?rateable system by 1999 (2) a robotic lunar mission by 2000 (3) the first cargo mission to Mars by 2005 and (4) the piloted Mars mission in 2007. The Rocketdyne?Westinghouse concept for nuclear thermal propulsion to achieve these milestones combines the nuclear reactor technology of the Rover/NERVA programs and the state?of?the?art hardware designs from hydrogen?fueled rocket engine successes like the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME).

Richard A. Johnson; Herbert R. Zweig; Martin H. Cooper; Jack Wett Jr.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Fast Track'' nuclear thermal propulsion concept  

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The objective of the Space Exploration Initiative ( America at the Threshold...,'' 1991) is the exploration of Mars by man in the second decade of the 21st century. The NASA Fast Track'' approach (NASA-LeRC Presentation, 1992) could accelerate the manned exploration of Mars to 2007. NERVA-derived nuclear propulsion represents a viable near-term technology approach to accomplish the accelerated schedule. Key milestones in the progression to the manned Mars mission are (1) demonstration of TRL-6 for the man-rateable system by 1999, (2) a robotic lunar mission by 2000, (3) the first cargo mission to Mars by 2005, and (4) the piloted Mars mission in 2007. The Rocketdyne-Westinghouse concept for nuclear thermal propulsion to achieve these milestones combines the nuclear reactor technology of the Rover/NERVA programs and the state-of-the-art hardware designs from hydrogen-fueled rocket engine successes like the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME).

Johnson, R.A.; Zweig, H.R. (Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation, 6633 Canoga Avenue, P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States)); Cooper, M.H.; Wett, J. Jr. (Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Post Office Box 158, Madison, Pennsylvania 15663 (United States))

1993-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

452

A fission-fusion hybrid reactor in steady-state L-mode tokamak configuration with natural uranium  

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This work develops a conceptual design for a fusion-fission hybrid reactor operating in steady-state L-mode tokamak configuration with a subcritical natural or depleted uranium pebble bed blanket. A liquid lithium-lead alloy breeds enough tritium to replenish that consumed by the D-T fusion reaction. The fission blanket augments the fusion power such that the fusion core itself need not have a high power gain, thus allowing for fully non-inductive (steady-state) low confinement mode (L-mode) operation at relatively small physical dimensions. A neutron transport Monte Carlo code models the natural uranium fission blanket. Maximizing the fission power gain while breeding sufficient tritium allows for the selection of an optimal set of blanket parameters, which yields a maximum prudent fission power gain of approximately 7. A 0-D tokamak model suffices to analyze approximate tokamak operating conditions. This fission blanket would allow the fusion component of a hybrid reactor with the same dimensions as ITER to operate in steady-state L-mode very comfortably with a fusion power gain of 6.7 and a thermal fusion power of 2.1 GW. Taking this further can determine the approximate minimum scale for a steady-state L-mode tokamak hybrid reactor, which is a major radius of 5.2 m and an aspect ratio of 2.8. This minimum scale device operates barely within the steady-state L-mode realm with a thermal fusion power of 1.7 GW. Basic thermal hydraulic analysis demonstrates that pressurized helium could cool the pebble bed fission blanket with a flow rate below 10 m/s. The Brayton cycle thermal efficiency is 41%. This reactor, dubbed the Steady-state L-mode non-Enriched Uranium Tokamak Hybrid (SLEUTH), with its very fast neutron spectrum, could be superior to pure fission reactors in terms of breeding fissile fuel and transmuting deleterious fission products. It would likely function best as a prolific plutonium breeder, and the plutonium it produces could actually be more proliferation-resistant than that bred by conventional fast reactors. Furthermore, it can maintain constant total hybrid power output as burnup proceeds by varying the neutron source strength.

Reed, Mark; Parker, Ronald R.; Forget, Benoit [Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

453

Track A - Energy Systems Innovations | Department of Energy  

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Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Track A - Energy Systems Innovations Presentations from Track A, Energy Systems Innovations, of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program's 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting are provided below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. These presentations for this track covered the following topics: Space Conditioning and Hot Water Systems; Options for Insulating Foundations; Mini-split Systems; Heat Pump Water Heaters; Hydronic Heating Control Strategies; and Exterior Insulation Breakthroughs. contractor_accept.pdf testing_water_heating.pdf combined_tankless_wh.pdf upgrade_below_grade.pdf assessing_priorities.pdf industry_perspective.pdf ductless_hp_factory.pdf ductless_heat_pumps_nw.pdf field_eval_hpwh.pdf

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Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes | Department of  

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Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Presentations from Track B, Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program's 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting are provided below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. These presentations for this track covered the following topics: Ventilation Strategies in High Performance Homes; Combustion Safety in Tight Houses; Implementation Program Case Studies; Field Testing from Start to Finish; and Humidity Control and Analysis. why_we_ventilate.pdf formaldehyde_new_homes.pdf whole_bldg_ventilation.pdf combustion_safety_codes.pdf combustion_diagnostics.pdf test_protocols_results.pdf utility_incentive_programs.pdf

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Thailand-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open  

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Thailand-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Thailand-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Thailand-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name Thailand-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country Thailand South-Eastern Asia References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Resources 3 Partners 4 References Overview Developing countries are increasingly undertaking mitigation efforts in

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Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher | Department of  

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Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher December 23, 2010 - 11:12am Addthis Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? You'll be able to start monitoring St. Nick's journey starting at 6 AM ET on Christmas Eve. Every year since 1998, the Department of Energy's Los Alamos lab has been using state of the art technology to track Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas. You'll be able to start monitoring St. Nick's journey here starting at 6 AM ET on Christmas Eve. This week, I got a chance to talk to Santa Tracker Head Researcher (and Cibola Flight Experiment Project Leader) Diane Roussel-Dupre to get a

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Track C - Market-Driven Research Solutions | Department of Energy  

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Track C - Market-Driven Research Solutions Track C - Market-Driven Research Solutions Track C - Market-Driven Research Solutions Presentations from Track C, Market-Driven Research Solutions of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program's 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting are provided below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. These presentations for this track covered the following topics: Outreach Initiatives; Case Studies; Technical Approach to Home Energy Management; Valuing Energy Efficiency; Software Accuracy Issues in Poorly Insulated, Leaky Homes; and New Additions to Codes. customer_focused_deploy.pdf building_america_pubs.pdf public_private_media.pdf higher_perf_cost_neutral.pdf cnt_energy_savers.pdf home_retrofits_southeast.pdf brillion_technology.pdf nonintrusive_load_monitor.pdf

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India-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open Energy  

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Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: India-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name India-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country India Southern Asia References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Resources 3 Partners 4 References Overview Developing countries are increasingly undertaking mitigation efforts in

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Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide | Department of Energy  

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Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide September 07, 2004 Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) User's Guide for Direct Web Access The Department of Energy (DOE) Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP) prescribes process requirements and responsibilities for DOE line managers to develop and implement corrective actions to effectively resolve safety findings arising from: Findings as identified by the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Environment, Safety and Health and Emergency Management assessments; Judgments of Need as identified by Type A accident investigations: Other sources as directed by the Secretary or Deputy Secretary, including crosscutting safety findings. Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide

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Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide | Department of Energy  

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Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide September 07, 2004 Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) User's Guide for Direct Web Access The Department of Energy (DOE) Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP) prescribes process requirements and responsibilities for DOE line managers to develop and implement corrective actions to effectively resolve safety findings arising from: Findings as identified by the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Environment, Safety and Health and Emergency Management assessments; Judgments of Need as identified by Type A accident investigations: Other sources as directed by the Secretary or Deputy Secretary, including crosscutting safety findings. Corrective Action Tracking System User's Guide

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Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) | Department of Energy  

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Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS) The CATS web-based database is used to enter, track, and report the status of corrective actions developed and implemented in the DOE Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP) to effectively resolve and prevent recurrence of reported findings. The web-site includes guidance for accessing, reviewing and editing the database. NOTICE: Because of the potential sensitive nature of some information in Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) that is placed in the Department of Energy (DOE) Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS), DOE is limiting access to the CATS web site. Members of the public cannot access the CATS web site at this time. DOE regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision in

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Mass Tracking System Software [Nuclear Waste Management using  

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Mass Tracking System Mass Tracking System Software Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Technologies Overview Modeling and analysis Unit Process Modeling Mass Tracking System Software Waste Form Performance Modeling Safety Analysis, Hazard and Risk Evaluations Development, Design, Operation Overview Systems and Components Development Expertise System Engineering Design Other Major Programs Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE Division on Flickr Nuclear Waste Management using Electrometallurgical Technology Mass Tracking System Software Bookmark and Share The NE Division has developed a computer-based Mass Tracking (MTG) system, which is used at the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) to maintain a real-time accounting of the inventory of containers and

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DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract | Department of  

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Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract July 25, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Bill Taylor, 803-952-8564 bill.taylor@srs.gov Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Small Business Administration certified (8(a)) small business firms to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. A Requirements Contract will be awarded as a result of this RFP. The contract period of performance will be one year with four one-year option periods. The DOE TRANSCOM system continuously monitors and tracks active shipments of defense related spent nuclear fuel, radioactive/non-radioactive, hazardous, and transuranic (TRU) waste to and from DOE facilities. The

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South Africa-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open  

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South Africa-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative South Africa-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: South Africa-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name South Africa-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country South Africa Southern Africa References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Resources 3 Partners 4 References Overview Developing countries are increasingly undertaking mitigation efforts in

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Brazil-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open Energy  

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Brazil-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Brazil-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Brazil-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name Brazil-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country Brazil South America References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Resources 3 Partners 4 References Overview Developing countries are increasingly undertaking mitigation efforts in

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NETL: News Release - Department of Energy Releases Updated Report Tracking  

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Department of Energy Releases Updated Report Tracking Resurgence of Coal-Fired Power Plants Department of Energy Releases Updated Report Tracking Resurgence of Coal-Fired Power Plants Report Shows 151 Proposed and New Plants, 90 Gigawatts of Capacity by 2020 WASHINGTON, DC - A newly released Department of Energy report shows that many power producers are turning to coal as the most economic and abundant national resource for electricity generation. The report, titled Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants, was developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to provide a snapshot of coal's resurgence in the generation of electric power. The report was derived from a database that NETL maintains to track proposals for new coal-fired power plants. Created in 2002, the database is updated quarterly as new information is released and cataloged. The results contained in the database are derived from information publicly available from a variety of tracking organizations and news groups.

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Colombia-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative | Open  

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Colombia-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Colombia-Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Colombia-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Name Colombia-WRI Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project Agency/Company /Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) Sector Climate, Energy Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, -NAMA Resource Type Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials, Workshop Website http://www.wri.org/mapt Program Start 2011 Country Colombia South America References Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) Project[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Resources 3 Partners 4 References Overview Developing countries are increasingly undertaking mitigation efforts in

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Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency |  

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Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. The technology developed by EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation Packaging Certification Program technology development team was selected by the RFID Journal as the "Most Innovated Use of RFIDs.” Team members pictured here include Dr. John Lee, Dr. Yung Liu, Dr. Jim Shuler, Dr. Hanchung Tsai and John Anderson. Team members not pictured are Brian Craig and Dr. Kun Chen.

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On bicycle tire tracks geometry, hatchet planimeter, Menzin's conjecture and oscillation of unicycle tracks  

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The model of a bicycle is a unit segment AB that can move in the plane so that it remains tangent to the trajectory of point A (the rear wheel is fixed on the bicycle frame); the same model describes the hatchet planimeter. The trajectory of the front wheel and the initial position of the bicycle uniquely determine its motion and its terminal position; the monodromy map sending the initial position to the terminal one arises. According to R. Foote's theorem, this mapping of a circle to a circle is a Moebius transformation. We extend this result to multi-dimensional setting. Moebius transformations belong to one of the three types: elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic. We prove a 100 years old Menzin's conjecture: if the front wheel track is an oval with area at least pi then the respective monodromy is hyperbolic. We also study bicycle motions introduced by D. Finn in which the rear wheel follows the track of the front wheel. Such a ''unicycle" track becomes more and more oscillatory in forward direction. We pr...

Levi, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian Framework for Storm Tracking Using a Hidden-State Representation  

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A probabilistic tracking model is introduced that identifies storm tracks from feature vectors that are extracted from meteorological analysis data. The model assumes that the genesis and lysis times of each track are unknown and estimates their ...

Lucas Scharenbroich; Gudrun Magnusdottir; Padhraic Smyth; Hal Stern; Chia-chi Wang

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission Product Monitoring of TRISO Coated Fuel For The Advanced Gas Reactor -1 Experiment  

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The US Department of Energy has embarked on a series of tests of TRISO-coated particle reactor fuel intended for use in the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) as part of the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program. The AGR-1 TRISO fuel experiment, currently underway, is the first in a series of eight fuel tests planned for irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The AGR-1 experiment reached a peak compact averaged burn up of 9% FIMA with no known TRISO fuel particle failures in March 2008. The burnup goal for the majority of the fuel compacts is to have a compact averaged burnup greater than 18% FIMA and a minimum compact averaged burnup of 14% FIMA. At the INL the TRISO fuel in the AGR-1 experiment is closely monitored while it is being irradiated in the ATR. The effluent monitoring system used for the AGR-1 fuel is the Fission Product Monitoring System (FPMS). The FPMS is a valuable tool that provides near real-time data indicative of the AGR-1 test fuel performance and incorporates both high-purity germanium (HPGe) gamma-ray spectrometers and sodium iodide [NaI(Tl)] scintillation detector-based gross radiation monitors. To quantify the fuel performance, release-to-birth ratios (R/Bs) of radioactive fission gases are computed. The gamma-ray spectra acquired by the AGR-1 FPMS are analyzed and used to determine the released activities of specific fission gases, while a dedicated detector provides near-real time count rate information. Isotopic build up and depletion calculations provide the associated isotopic birth rates. This paper highlights the features of the FPMS, encompassing the equipment, methods and measures that enable the calculation of the release-to-birth ratios. Some preliminary results from the AGR-1 experiment are also presented.

Dawn M. Scates; John (Jack) K Hartwell; John B. Walter

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutronics of accelerator-driven subcritical fission for burning transuranics in used nuclear fuel  

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We report the development of a conceptual design for accelerator-driven subcritical fission in a molten salt core (ADSMS). ADSMS is capable of destroying all of the transuranics at the same rate and proportion as they are produced in a conventional nuclear power plant. The ADSMS core is fueled solely by transuranics extracted from used nuclear fuel and reduces its radiotoxicity by a factor 10,000. ADSMS offers a way to close the nuclear fuel cycle so that the full energy potential in the fertile fuels uranium and thorium can be recovered.

Sattarov, A.; Assadi, S.; Badgley, K.; Baty, A.; Comeaux, J.; Gerity, J.; Kellams, J.; Mcintyre, P.; Pogue, N.; Sooby, E.; Tsvetkov, P.; Rosaire, G. [Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845 (United States); Mann, T. [Argone National Laboratory, Argone, IL (United States)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Ranges and kinetic energies of fragments from 14.5-mev neutrons induced fission of ?U  

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for two hours were 7. 3 x 10 n/cm -sec and 4. 0 x 10 n/cm ? sec, respectively. 8 2 8 2 Absolute neutron flux can be measured if one deter- mines the absolute activity of copper monitor at the end 0 of irradiation for a known time. The A activity is re...); the semiconductor detector measurement of the energies for the charged-particle-in- duced fission of Ra and Th (5); and time-of-flight measurement of energies and velocities of fragments from U, 2 U and 3 Pu (6). One of the interesting aspects...

Desai, Rajanikant Dattatraya

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt ?-ray spectroscopy of the Mo104 and Mo108 fission fragments  

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The level structures of the neutron-rich Mo104 and Mo108 nuclei have been investigated by observing prompt ? rays emitted in the spontaneous fission of Cm248 with the EUROGAM spectrometer. Levels with spins up to 12? have been observed and ? branching obtained. The data can be satisfactorily described when Mo104,108 are considered as axially symmetric nuclei: in Mo104, rotational bands based on the ground state, the one-phonon and the two-phonon ?-vibrational states and a quasiparticle state have been observed, whereas in Mo108 the information is limited to the yrast band and the one phonon ? band. 1996 The American Physical Society.

A. Guessous; N. Schulz; M. Bentaleb; E. Lubkiewicz; J. L. Durell; C. J. Pearson; W. R. Phillips; J. A. Shannon; W. Urban; B. J. Varley; I. Ahmad; C. J. Lister; L. R. Morss; K. L. Nash; C. W. Williams; S. Khazrouni

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oklo-natural fission reactor program. Progress report, October 1, 1979-December 31, 1979  

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The study of lead, ruthenium, and technetium transport in nature requires the mass spectrometric analyses of large numbers of geologic samples. This quarter about 200 samples arrived from Gabon, which were collected at the Oklo mine in September. Work was performed to improve the lead and ruthenium chemical procedures and the mass spectrometric instrumentation in preparation for analyzing many of the Oklo samples and a large number of the 402 samples on hand from Key Lake, Canada. Data concerning ruthenium isotopic alterations from samples near an Oklo natural fission reactor zone indicated that ruthenium or technetium were not transported to distances greater than the 10 meters detected previously.

Norris, A.E.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Illite in the Oklo natural fission reactors in Gabon: Considerations for Cs containment  

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The {approximately} 2 Ga old Oklo, Okelobondo and Bangombe natural reactors in the Republic of Gabon contain solid graphitic bitumens and clay minerals, both of which have effected the containment, or partial containment, of {sup 235}U and several fission products. In laboratory experiments, sorption of {sup 134}Cs by illite, and illite coated with petroleum was measured in aqueous NaCl solutions to simulate subsurface (connate) waters in sedimentary rocks. Elevated temperatures and increasing salinity of the NaCl solutions facilitated the removal of sorbed cesium from illite.

Szabo, G.; Guczi, J. [Frederic Joliot-Curie National Research Inst. for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene, Budapest (Hungary); Nagy, B. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Janeczek, J. [Uniwersytet Slaski, Sosnowiec (Poland); Ewing, R.C. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling laws, transient times and shell effects in helium induced nuclear fission  

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Fission excitation functions of He-3 and He-4 induced compound nuclei are shown to scale exactly according to the Bohr-Wheeler transition state prediction once the shell effects are accounted for. The presented method furthermore allows one to model-independently extract values for the shell effects which are in good agreement to those obtained from liquid-drop model calculations. The fact that no deviations from the transition state method have been observed within the experimentally investigated excitation energy regime allows one to assign an upper limit for the transient time of 10 zs.

Th. Rubehn; K. X. Jing; L. G. Moretto; L. Phair; K. Tso; G. J. Wozniak

1996-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron-induced fission of the 26 min U235 isomer  

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We have measured the neutron-induced-fission cross section of the U235 isomer with cold and with thermal neutrons. Because of its short half-life (26 min), preparation of an adequate isomeric target is the major difficulty. A simple and easy-to-operate technique has been developed. The cross-section ratio of isomer to ground state is measured to be 1.610.44 and 2.470.45 for the cold and the thermal neutrons, respectively.

A. DEer; C. Wagemans; M. Nve de Mvergnies; F. Gnnenwein; P. Geltenbort; M. S. Moore; J. Pauwels

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vapor-deposited /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ layers for an ultra-high-sensitivity fission counter  

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After evaluating the properties of uranium oxide coatings prepared by electrodeposition, painting and physical vapor deposition, the vapor deposition method was selected as being preferable for preparing coatings on aluminum electrodes having a total area of 5 m/sup 2/. The electrodes were used in an experimental fission chamber designed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use as a neutron flux monitor the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. Initial testing of the Ultra-High Sensitivity Fission Counter (UHSFC) indicated that a tenfold increase in sensitivity was achieved as compared to commercially available fission counters. Techniques used in vapor coating and characterizing the /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ deposits on the large-area curved substrates are described.

Adair, H.L.; Byrum, B.L.; Dailey, J.M.; Gibson, J.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angle tracking procedure Sample Search...  

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peculiarities... affect- ing the track appearances is the total internal reflection and inclination angles of elements... tracing method in studying tracks in SSNTDs D....

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