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Title: Gamma radiation stability studies of mercury fulminate

Abstract

Mercury fulminate completely decomposed in a gamma source (0.86 Mrad/h) after a dose of 208 Mrad. This exposure equates to approximately 2.4 years in Tank 15H and 4 years in Tank 12H, one of the vessels of concern. Since the tanks lost the supernatant cover layer more than a decade ago, this study suggests that any mercury fulminate or closely related energetic species decomposed long ago if ever formed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
752030
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP-99-01090-Rev.0
TRN: US0002641
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Feb 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; MERCURY COMPOUNDS; RADIOLYSIS; SAFETY ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Fondeur, F.F.. Gamma radiation stability studies of mercury fulminate. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/752030.
Fondeur, F.F.. Gamma radiation stability studies of mercury fulminate. United States. doi:10.2172/752030.
Fondeur, F.F.. Thu . "Gamma radiation stability studies of mercury fulminate". United States. doi:10.2172/752030. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/752030.
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title = {Gamma radiation stability studies of mercury fulminate},
author = {Fondeur, F.F.},
abstractNote = {Mercury fulminate completely decomposed in a gamma source (0.86 Mrad/h) after a dose of 208 Mrad. This exposure equates to approximately 2.4 years in Tank 15H and 4 years in Tank 12H, one of the vessels of concern. Since the tanks lost the supernatant cover layer more than a decade ago, this study suggests that any mercury fulminate or closely related energetic species decomposed long ago if ever formed.},
doi = {10.2172/752030},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2000},
month = {Thu Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2000}
}

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