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Title: Preparation and Characterization of a Master Blend of Plutonium Oxide for the 3013 Large Scale Shelf-Life Surveillance Project

Abstract

A mixture of chlorine-containing, impure plutonium oxides has been produced and has been given the name Master Blend. This large quantity of well-characterized chlorinecontaining material is available for use in the Integrated Surveillance and Monitoring Program for shelf-life experiments. It is intended to be representative of materials packaged to meet DOE-STD-3013.1 The Master Blend contains a mixture of items produced in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) electro-refining pyrochemical process in the late 1990s. Twenty items were crushed and sieved, calcined to 800ºC for four hours, and blended multiple times. This process resulted in four batches of Master Blend. Calorimetry and density data on material from the four batches indicate homogeneity.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1352389
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-22879
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 3013 electro-refining storagage radioactive

Citation Formats

Gillispie, Obie William, Worl, Laura Ann, Veirs, Douglas Kirk, Stroud, Mary Ann, Narlesky, Joshua Edward, Berg, John M., Kelly, Elizabeth J., Padilla, Dennis D., Bender, Beverly, Lopez, Annabelle S., Martinex, Max A., Trujillo, Leonardo A., and Wilson, Edward L. Preparation and Characterization of a Master Blend of Plutonium Oxide for the 3013 Large Scale Shelf-Life Surveillance Project. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1352389.
Gillispie, Obie William, Worl, Laura Ann, Veirs, Douglas Kirk, Stroud, Mary Ann, Narlesky, Joshua Edward, Berg, John M., Kelly, Elizabeth J., Padilla, Dennis D., Bender, Beverly, Lopez, Annabelle S., Martinex, Max A., Trujillo, Leonardo A., & Wilson, Edward L. Preparation and Characterization of a Master Blend of Plutonium Oxide for the 3013 Large Scale Shelf-Life Surveillance Project. United States. doi:10.2172/1352389.
Gillispie, Obie William, Worl, Laura Ann, Veirs, Douglas Kirk, Stroud, Mary Ann, Narlesky, Joshua Edward, Berg, John M., Kelly, Elizabeth J., Padilla, Dennis D., Bender, Beverly, Lopez, Annabelle S., Martinex, Max A., Trujillo, Leonardo A., and Wilson, Edward L. Mon . "Preparation and Characterization of a Master Blend of Plutonium Oxide for the 3013 Large Scale Shelf-Life Surveillance Project". United States. doi:10.2172/1352389. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352389.
@article{osti_1352389,
title = {Preparation and Characterization of a Master Blend of Plutonium Oxide for the 3013 Large Scale Shelf-Life Surveillance Project},
author = {Gillispie, Obie William and Worl, Laura Ann and Veirs, Douglas Kirk and Stroud, Mary Ann and Narlesky, Joshua Edward and Berg, John M. and Kelly, Elizabeth J. and Padilla, Dennis D. and Bender, Beverly and Lopez, Annabelle S. and Martinex, Max A. and Trujillo, Leonardo A. and Wilson, Edward L.},
abstractNote = {A mixture of chlorine-containing, impure plutonium oxides has been produced and has been given the name Master Blend. This large quantity of well-characterized chlorinecontaining material is available for use in the Integrated Surveillance and Monitoring Program for shelf-life experiments. It is intended to be representative of materials packaged to meet DOE-STD-3013.1 The Master Blend contains a mixture of items produced in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) electro-refining pyrochemical process in the late 1990s. Twenty items were crushed and sieved, calcined to 800ºC for four hours, and blended multiple times. This process resulted in four batches of Master Blend. Calorimetry and density data on material from the four batches indicate homogeneity.},
doi = {10.2172/1352389},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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