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Title: Note: Application of CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets

Abstract

A CR-39 plastic nuclear track detector was used for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets for next-generation nuclear power plants. Plutonium (Pu) spot sizes and concentrations in the pellets are significant parameters for safe use in the plants. We developed an automatic Pu detection system based on dense α-radiation tracks in the CR-39 detectors. This system would greatly improve image processing time and measurement accuracy, and will be a powerful tool for rapid pellet quality assurance screening.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Radiation Measurement Research Section, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)
  2. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki 319-1194 (Japan)
  3. Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui 914-0055 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392520
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ABUNDANCE; ACCURACY; DETECTION; FUEL PELLETS; IMAGE PROCESSING; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; PARTICLE TRACKS; PLUTONIUM; QUALITY ASSURANCE

Citation Formats

Kodaira, S., E-mail: koda@nirs.go.jp, Kurano, M., Hosogane, T., Ishikawa, F., Kageyama, T., Sato, M., Kayano, M., and Yasuda, N. Note: Application of CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4919904.
Kodaira, S., E-mail: koda@nirs.go.jp, Kurano, M., Hosogane, T., Ishikawa, F., Kageyama, T., Sato, M., Kayano, M., & Yasuda, N. Note: Application of CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919904.
Kodaira, S., E-mail: koda@nirs.go.jp, Kurano, M., Hosogane, T., Ishikawa, F., Kageyama, T., Sato, M., Kayano, M., and Yasuda, N. Fri . "Note: Application of CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919904.
@article{osti_22392520,
title = {Note: Application of CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets},
author = {Kodaira, S., E-mail: koda@nirs.go.jp and Kurano, M. and Hosogane, T. and Ishikawa, F. and Kageyama, T. and Sato, M. and Kayano, M. and Yasuda, N.},
abstractNote = {A CR-39 plastic nuclear track detector was used for quality assurance of mixed oxide fuel pellets for next-generation nuclear power plants. Plutonium (Pu) spot sizes and concentrations in the pellets are significant parameters for safe use in the plants. We developed an automatic Pu detection system based on dense α-radiation tracks in the CR-39 detectors. This system would greatly improve image processing time and measurement accuracy, and will be a powerful tool for rapid pellet quality assurance screening.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4919904},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
issn = {0034-6748},
number = 5,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}