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Title: Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment

Abstract

The United States Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is sponsoring and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is leading an irradiation experiment to test mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel made from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium. In this multiyear program, sealed capsules containing MOX fuel pellets fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The planned experiments will investigate the utilization of dry-processed plutonium, the effects of WG plutonium isotopics on MOX performance, and any material interactions of gallium with Zircaloy cladding.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
663181
Report Number(s):
ORNL/CP-98381; CONF-980906-
ON: DE98005752; TRN: 99:000066
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. American Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on DOE spent nuclear fuel and fissile materials management, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Sep 1998; Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; URANIUM OXIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; NUCLEAR WEAPONS DISMANTLEMENT; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; ATR REACTOR; PERFORMANCE TESTING

Citation Formats

Hodge, S A, Cowell, B S, Chang, G S, and Ryskamp, J M. Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Hodge, S A, Cowell, B S, Chang, G S, & Ryskamp, J M. Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment. United States.
Hodge, S A, Cowell, B S, Chang, G S, and Ryskamp, J M. 1998. "Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/663181.
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author = {Hodge, S A and Cowell, B S and Chang, G S and Ryskamp, J M},
abstractNote = {The United States Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is sponsoring and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is leading an irradiation experiment to test mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel made from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium. In this multiyear program, sealed capsules containing MOX fuel pellets fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The planned experiments will investigate the utilization of dry-processed plutonium, the effects of WG plutonium isotopics on MOX performance, and any material interactions of gallium with Zircaloy cladding.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/663181}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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