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Title: PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM RECYCLE FOR USE IN LIGHT-WATER- MODERATED REACTORS. Eleventh Quarterly Report, October 1-December 31, 1963

Abstract

A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. Autoradiographs of unirradiated fuel indicated approximates 10% microsegregation of the PuO/sub 2/. The irradiations of flux wires and the project fuel element in VBWR are described; the fuel element was removed after approximates 5000 Mwd/t burnup when VBWR operation was stopped in Dec. 1963. Progress on the EPITHERMOS code is described. (D.L.C.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co. Vallecitos Atomic Lab., San Jose, Calif.
OSTI Identifier:
4072654
Report Number(s):
GEAP-4482; EURAEC-942
NSA Number:
NSA-18-015429
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-189
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Work Performed under United States-Euratom Joint Research and Development Program. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ACTIVATION; BURNUP; DISTRIBUTION; ENRICHMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; IRRADIATION; ISOTOPES; MEASURED VALUES; NEUTRON FLUX; OPERATION; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; POWER; PROGRAMMING; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIOAUTOGRAPHY; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; REPROCESSING; RESEARCH REACTORS; SEGREGATION; VARIATIONS; VBWR; WATER MODERATOR; WIRES

Citation Formats

Robkin, M.A. PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM RECYCLE FOR USE IN LIGHT-WATER- MODERATED REACTORS. Eleventh Quarterly Report, October 1-December 31, 1963. United States: N. p., 1964. Web. doi:10.2172/4072654.
Robkin, M.A. PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM RECYCLE FOR USE IN LIGHT-WATER- MODERATED REACTORS. Eleventh Quarterly Report, October 1-December 31, 1963. United States. doi:10.2172/4072654.
Robkin, M.A. Wed . "PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM RECYCLE FOR USE IN LIGHT-WATER- MODERATED REACTORS. Eleventh Quarterly Report, October 1-December 31, 1963". United States. doi:10.2172/4072654. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4072654.
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title = {PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM RECYCLE FOR USE IN LIGHT-WATER- MODERATED REACTORS. Eleventh Quarterly Report, October 1-December 31, 1963},
author = {Robkin, M.A.},
abstractNote = {A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. Autoradiographs of unirradiated fuel indicated approximates 10% microsegregation of the PuO/sub 2/. The irradiations of flux wires and the project fuel element in VBWR are described; the fuel element was removed after approximates 5000 Mwd/t burnup when VBWR operation was stopped in Dec. 1963. Progress on the EPITHERMOS code is described. (D.L.C.)},
doi = {10.2172/4072654},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 1964},
month = {Wed Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 1964}
}

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