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Title: Thoria development activities. Annual report, fiscal year 1978

Abstract

Pacific Northwest Laboratory's (PNL) ThO/sub 2/ development activities for FY-1978 are reviewed. These activities are in support of the FRAD (Fuels Refabrication and Development) program's goal of developing proliferation resistant fuel cycles. Included are results for the five ThO/sub 2/ fuel related elements that are assigned to PNL. During FY-1978, work on these elements has been directed primarily toward establishing the TOFDL (Thorium Oxide Fuel Development Laboratory) facility where unit operations for ThO/sub 2/-based fuels will be defined and fuels for test irradiations fabricated. Additional activities include evaluation of ThO/sub 2/ powders derived by various oxalate precipitation conditions, the fabricability of commercially available ThO/sub 2/ powders, hybrid pellet fuel fabrication and definition of an irradiation test plan.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6117199
Report Number(s):
PNL-2973
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; THORIUM OXIDES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; EVALUATION; FABRICATION; FUEL PELLETS; OXALATES; POWDERS; PRECIPITATION; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; CHALCOGENIDES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PELLETS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THORIUM COMPOUNDS; 050700* - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties

Citation Formats

Hart, P.E. Thoria development activities. Annual report, fiscal year 1978. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6117199.
Hart, P.E. Thoria development activities. Annual report, fiscal year 1978. United States. doi:10.2172/6117199.
Hart, P.E. Thu . "Thoria development activities. Annual report, fiscal year 1978". United States. doi:10.2172/6117199. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6117199.
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author = {Hart, P.E.},
abstractNote = {Pacific Northwest Laboratory's (PNL) ThO/sub 2/ development activities for FY-1978 are reviewed. These activities are in support of the FRAD (Fuels Refabrication and Development) program's goal of developing proliferation resistant fuel cycles. Included are results for the five ThO/sub 2/ fuel related elements that are assigned to PNL. During FY-1978, work on these elements has been directed primarily toward establishing the TOFDL (Thorium Oxide Fuel Development Laboratory) facility where unit operations for ThO/sub 2/-based fuels will be defined and fuels for test irradiations fabricated. Additional activities include evaluation of ThO/sub 2/ powders derived by various oxalate precipitation conditions, the fabricability of commercially available ThO/sub 2/ powders, hybrid pellet fuel fabrication and definition of an irradiation test plan.},
doi = {10.2172/6117199},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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