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Title: Tritium production from ceramic targets: a summary of the Hanford Coproduct Program

Abstract

Early-generation fusion reactors will require tritium breeding from lithium or lithium compounds. Some current fusion reactor conceptual designs specify ceramic lithium compounds (lithium aluminate, lithium silicate, lithium oxide) for blanket materials. One potential source of information is the technology developed in support of large-scale tritium production programs in fission reactors. Much of that work has been classified. However, recent declassification of documents containing information no longer regarded as sensitive has provided much information of potential value to fusion reactor designers. This report summarizes the tritium production technology developed at Hanford in the mid-1960s under the so-called Coproduct Program. Information of potential value to the fusion community has been extracted from declassified and unclassified reports, summarized, and referenced.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, Wash. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7125831
Report Number(s):
BNWL-2097
TRN: 77-005480
DOE Contract Number:  
E(45-1)-1830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; NEUTRON REACTIONS; LITHIUM OXIDES; LITHIUM SILICATES; TRITIUM; BREEDING; BREEDING BLANKETS; MATERIALS TESTING; PHASE DIAGRAMS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; BARYON REACTIONS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHALCOGENIDES; DIAGRAMS; HADRON REACTIONS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEAR FUEL CONVERSION; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEON REACTIONS; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; SILICATES; SILICON COMPOUNDS; TESTING; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 700205* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Fuel, Heating, & Injection Systems

Citation Formats

Johnson, Jr, A B, Kabele, T J, and Gurwell, W E. Tritium production from ceramic targets: a summary of the Hanford Coproduct Program. United States: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.2172/7125831.
Johnson, Jr, A B, Kabele, T J, & Gurwell, W E. Tritium production from ceramic targets: a summary of the Hanford Coproduct Program. United States. doi:10.2172/7125831.
Johnson, Jr, A B, Kabele, T J, and Gurwell, W E. Sun . "Tritium production from ceramic targets: a summary of the Hanford Coproduct Program". United States. doi:10.2172/7125831. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7125831.
@article{osti_7125831,
title = {Tritium production from ceramic targets: a summary of the Hanford Coproduct Program},
author = {Johnson, Jr, A B and Kabele, T J and Gurwell, W E},
abstractNote = {Early-generation fusion reactors will require tritium breeding from lithium or lithium compounds. Some current fusion reactor conceptual designs specify ceramic lithium compounds (lithium aluminate, lithium silicate, lithium oxide) for blanket materials. One potential source of information is the technology developed in support of large-scale tritium production programs in fission reactors. Much of that work has been classified. However, recent declassification of documents containing information no longer regarded as sensitive has provided much information of potential value to fusion reactor designers. This report summarizes the tritium production technology developed at Hanford in the mid-1960s under the so-called Coproduct Program. Information of potential value to the fusion community has been extracted from declassified and unclassified reports, summarized, and referenced.},
doi = {10.2172/7125831},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {8}
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