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Title: Accelerator-based conversion (ABC) of reactor and weapons plutonium

Abstract

An accelerator-based conversion (ABC) system is presented that is capable of rapidly burning plutonium in a low-inventory sub-critical system. The system also returns fission power to the grid and transmutes troublesome long-lived fission products to short lived or stable products. Higher actinides are totally fissioned. The system is suited not only to controlled, rapid burning of excess weapons plutonium, but to the long range application of eliminating or drastically reducing the world total inventory of plutonium. Deployment of the system will require the successful resolution of a broad range of technical issues introduced in the paper.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10159382
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-93-1908; CONF-9309151-1
ON: DE93014462; TRN: 93:016389
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Global `93: international conference and technology exhibition,Seattle, WA (United States),12-17 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; PLUTONIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; FISSION PRODUCTS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; TARGETS; NEUTRON SOURCES; TRANSMUTATION; 052001; 430100; WASTE PROCESSING; DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND OPERATION

Citation Formats

Jensen, R J, Trapp, T J, Arthur, E D, Bowman, C D, Davidson, J W, and Linford, R K. Accelerator-based conversion (ABC) of reactor and weapons plutonium. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Jensen, R J, Trapp, T J, Arthur, E D, Bowman, C D, Davidson, J W, & Linford, R K. Accelerator-based conversion (ABC) of reactor and weapons plutonium. United States.
Jensen, R J, Trapp, T J, Arthur, E D, Bowman, C D, Davidson, J W, and Linford, R K. Tue . "Accelerator-based conversion (ABC) of reactor and weapons plutonium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10159382.
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title = {Accelerator-based conversion (ABC) of reactor and weapons plutonium},
author = {Jensen, R J and Trapp, T J and Arthur, E D and Bowman, C D and Davidson, J W and Linford, R K},
abstractNote = {An accelerator-based conversion (ABC) system is presented that is capable of rapidly burning plutonium in a low-inventory sub-critical system. The system also returns fission power to the grid and transmutes troublesome long-lived fission products to short lived or stable products. Higher actinides are totally fissioned. The system is suited not only to controlled, rapid burning of excess weapons plutonium, but to the long range application of eliminating or drastically reducing the world total inventory of plutonium. Deployment of the system will require the successful resolution of a broad range of technical issues introduced in the paper.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10159382}, journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {6}
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