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Title: Process Development for Plutonium-238 Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Abstract

The third chemical processing campaign conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with irradiated neptunium oxide–aluminum cermet targets produced plutonium-238 oxide product meeting purity specifications for space power applications. This is a major step for the Plutonium-238 Supply Program toward reestablishing production. This summary highlights results to date and presents focus areas of current activities to improve process efficiency and to increase production rate.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1507858
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

Depaoli, David W., Benker, Dennis, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Sherman, Steven R., Riley Jr, Frank, Bailey, Porter D., Collins, Emory D., and Wham, Robert M. Process Development for Plutonium-238 Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Depaoli, David W., Benker, Dennis, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Sherman, Steven R., Riley Jr, Frank, Bailey, Porter D., Collins, Emory D., & Wham, Robert M. Process Development for Plutonium-238 Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. United States.
Depaoli, David W., Benker, Dennis, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Sherman, Steven R., Riley Jr, Frank, Bailey, Porter D., Collins, Emory D., and Wham, Robert M. Fri . "Process Development for Plutonium-238 Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507858.
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title = {Process Development for Plutonium-238 Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory},
author = {Depaoli, David W. and Benker, Dennis and Delmau, Laetitia Helene and Sherman, Steven R. and Riley Jr, Frank and Bailey, Porter D. and Collins, Emory D. and Wham, Robert M.},
abstractNote = {The third chemical processing campaign conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with irradiated neptunium oxide–aluminum cermet targets produced plutonium-238 oxide product meeting purity specifications for space power applications. This is a major step for the Plutonium-238 Supply Program toward reestablishing production. This summary highlights results to date and presents focus areas of current activities to improve process efficiency and to increase production rate.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1507858}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
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