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Title: Initial Testing of Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation for Inclusion in the Plutonium-238 Production Program

Abstract

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently restarting the United States’ capability to produce kilogram quantities of 238Pu annually for space power applications. This involves the purification of 238Pu from neutron-irradiated 237Np targets and conversion to heat-source plutonium oxide product for shipment to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dissolution of the plutonium oxide product material is required to obtain an isotopic assay and impurity analysis of the product material. In addition, any off-specification product will need to be dissolved for re-purification. An electrochemical method that produces highly oxidizing ions in solution is currently being investigated as a rapid method for dissolving these plutonium oxide samples.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  3. Colorado School of Mines, Golden
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502559
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2019 - Richland, Washington, United States of America - 2/25/2019 5:00:00 AM-2/28/2019 5:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Myhre, Kristian, Woods, Michael E., Unger, Aaron, Benny, Paul D., Benker, Dennis, Collins, Emory D., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Depaoli, David W., Riley Jr, Frank, and Wham, Robert M. Initial Testing of Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation for Inclusion in the Plutonium-238 Production Program. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Myhre, Kristian, Woods, Michael E., Unger, Aaron, Benny, Paul D., Benker, Dennis, Collins, Emory D., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Depaoli, David W., Riley Jr, Frank, & Wham, Robert M. Initial Testing of Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation for Inclusion in the Plutonium-238 Production Program. United States.
Myhre, Kristian, Woods, Michael E., Unger, Aaron, Benny, Paul D., Benker, Dennis, Collins, Emory D., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Depaoli, David W., Riley Jr, Frank, and Wham, Robert M. Fri . "Initial Testing of Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation for Inclusion in the Plutonium-238 Production Program". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502559.
@article{osti_1502559,
title = {Initial Testing of Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation for Inclusion in the Plutonium-238 Production Program},
author = {Myhre, Kristian and Woods, Michael E. and Unger, Aaron and Benny, Paul D. and Benker, Dennis and Collins, Emory D. and Delmau, Laetitia Helene and Depaoli, David W. and Riley Jr, Frank and Wham, Robert M.},
abstractNote = {Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently restarting the United States’ capability to produce kilogram quantities of 238Pu annually for space power applications. This involves the purification of 238Pu from neutron-irradiated 237Np targets and conversion to heat-source plutonium oxide product for shipment to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dissolution of the plutonium oxide product material is required to obtain an isotopic assay and impurity analysis of the product material. In addition, any off-specification product will need to be dissolved for re-purification. An electrochemical method that produces highly oxidizing ions in solution is currently being investigated as a rapid method for dissolving these plutonium oxide samples.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1502559}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
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