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Title: A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate

Abstract

Plutonium dioxide of high specific surface area was subjected to long-term tests of gas generation in sealed containers. The material preparation and the storage conditions were outside the bounds of acceptable parameters defined by DOE-STD-3013-2012 in that the material was stabilized to a lower temperature than required and had higher moisture content than allowed. The data provide useful information for better defining the bounding conditions for safe storage. Net increases in internal pressure and transient increases in H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} were observed, but were well within the bounds of gas compositions previously shown to not threaten integrity of 3013 containers.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier:
1041205
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-21473
TRN: US1202648
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; CALCINATION; CONTAINERS; MOISTURE; OXALATES; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA; STORAGE; TRANSIENTS

Citation Formats

Berg, John M., Narlesky, Joshua E., and Veirs, Douglas K. A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1041205.
Berg, John M., Narlesky, Joshua E., & Veirs, Douglas K. A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate. United States. doi:10.2172/1041205.
Berg, John M., Narlesky, Joshua E., and Veirs, Douglas K. Fri . "A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate". United States. doi:10.2172/1041205. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1041205.
@article{osti_1041205,
title = {A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate},
author = {Berg, John M. and Narlesky, Joshua E. and Veirs, Douglas K.},
abstractNote = {Plutonium dioxide of high specific surface area was subjected to long-term tests of gas generation in sealed containers. The material preparation and the storage conditions were outside the bounds of acceptable parameters defined by DOE-STD-3013-2012 in that the material was stabilized to a lower temperature than required and had higher moisture content than allowed. The data provide useful information for better defining the bounding conditions for safe storage. Net increases in internal pressure and transient increases in H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} were observed, but were well within the bounds of gas compositions previously shown to not threaten integrity of 3013 containers.},
doi = {10.2172/1041205},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}

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